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Uncertain Authority, Coin (Uncertain Value), Uncertain Mint

 
 

Obverse

Frontal busts of two crowned emperors (type of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine) with cross between their heads. Fake inscription on left (meaningless dots).

Reverse

Cross on steps. Circular inscription.

[...   ...] - ΙΙΙΗ

Exergue

OMO

Obverse

Frontal busts of two crowned emperors (type of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine) with cross between their heads. Fake inscription on left (meaningless dots).

Reverse

Cross on steps. Circular inscription.

[...   ...] - ΙΙΙΗ

Exergue

OMO

Accession number BZC.2006.1
Ruler Uncertain Authority
Denomination Coin (Uncertain Value)
Mint Uncertain Mint
Diameter 23.0 mm
Weight 0.74 g
Relation of Dies 11:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Undertype on outer border, circular inscription (a dotted crescent) visible at 3h, 6h, and 9h. Very thin flan.

According to Ryka Gyselen (email, 21 March 2007), this could be a Byzantine type struck over an Arab-Sassanian one. See the traces of a Sassanian winged crown and marginal symbols on reverse. There are traces of a legend in margin that is neither Kufic nor Pehlvi, but could be Arabic transcribed in Pehlvi.

Acquisition History

From CNG Triton Sale IX, January 2006, no. 1789