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Arab-Byzantine Authority, Copper, Fals, Damascus, 660-680

 
 

Obverse

Standing imperial figures wearing robe with herringbone design. Long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand. Bird, facing right, appears on T in left field; Λ|Ε|Ο in right field.

Reverse

M with above, |Ν|Ο in left field, X||ΙΙ in right field, and below. Blundered exergue.

Exergue

ΔΜ\

Obverse

Standing imperial figures wearing robe with herringbone design. Long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand. Bird, facing right, appears on T in left field; Λ|Ε|Ο in right field.

Reverse

M with above, |Ν|Ο in left field, X||ΙΙ in right field, and below. Blundered exergue.

Exergue

ΔΜ\

Accession number BZC.2004.32
Catalogue ID Foss 132, no. 50
Ruler Arab-Byzantine Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Fals
Mint Damascus
Date 660680
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 3.41 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

C. Foss, Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 132, no. 50 (and pp. 45–46 for this series).

Acquisition History

From Baldwin's Islamic Auction 9, 5 December 2004, lot 3059 (from the P. Pavlou Collection).