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Uncertain Authority, Copper, Follis, Al-Jazira, 1042-circa 1050

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter length figure of Christ facing, details obscure. Countermark: atabeg.

Reverse

Inscription in angles of jeweled cross with pellet at end of each arm.

Obverse

Three-quarter length figure of Christ facing, details obscure. Countermark: atabeg.

Reverse

Inscription in angles of jeweled cross with pellet at end of each arm.

Accession number BZC.2006.41
Ruler Uncertain Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Al-Jazira
Date 1042circa 1050
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 6.23 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A class C anonymous follis with 12th-century countermark (no. 1) of the Zengids of Mosul.

N. M. Lowick, S. Bendall, and P. D. Whitting, The Mardin Hoard: Islamic Countermarks on Byzantine Folles, 32.

Acquisition History

From Baldwin’s Stock, 19 October 2006, from the “Mardin Hoard”