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Arab-Byzantine Authority, Copper, Fals, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 638-circa 645

 
 

Obverse

Three crowned, standing figures (from left to right: Herakleios, Herakleios Constantine, and Heraklonas), each holding long cross in right hand.

Reverse

M with cross above, Α|Ν|Ν in left field, date in right field illegible, and  and step below.

Exergue

  CON

Obverse

Three crowned, standing figures (from left to right: Herakleios, Herakleios Constantine, and Heraklonas), each holding long cross in right hand.

Reverse

M with cross above, Α|Ν|Ν in left field, date in right field illegible, and  and step below.

Exergue

  CON

Accession number BZC.2006.8.3
Catalogue ID Foss 122, no. 3
Ruler Arab-Byzantine Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Fals
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 638circa 645
Diameter 19.0 x 27.0 mm
Weight 4.84 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

A Cyprus imitation (first series), struck on a cut-down flan.

C. Foss, Arab-Byzantine Coins: An Introduction, with a Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection, 122, no. 3 (and pp. 22–24 for discussion of the Cyprus imitations).

Acquisition History

From Clive Foss, 9 May 2006