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Arab-Byzantine Authority, Copper, Fals, Jerash/Gerasa, 660-680

 
 

Obverse

Two enthroned figures, each holding scepter with cross on shoulder (more visible for the right figure). Cross between their heads.

Reverse

M with cross above, |Η|[ ] in left field, [ ]||ΙΙ| in right field, and  and step below.

Exergue

ΙΚ

Obverse

Two enthroned figures, each holding scepter with cross on shoulder (more visible for the right figure). Cross between their heads.

Reverse

M with cross above, |Η|[ ] in left field, [ ]||ΙΙ| in right field, and  and step below.

Exergue

ΙΚ

Accession number BZC.2004.34
Catalogue ID Foss 138, no. 86
Ruler Arab-Byzantine Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Fals
Mint Jerash/Gerasa
Date 660680
Diameter 29.0 mm
Weight 9.75 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

C. Foss, Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 138, no. 86 (illustrated on p. 54, with discussion on p. 55).

Acquisition History

From Baldwin's Islamic Auction no. 9, 5 December 2004, lot 3137, from P. Pavlou collection