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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 622/623?

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard, wearing cuirass with shield. Globus cruciger in left hand.

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Reverse

M with cross above,  below, |Ν|Ν in left field, and X|ΙII in right field.

Exergue

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Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios with short beard, wearing cuirass with shield. Globus cruciger in left hand.

B[ ]VS-ΙVΛVN

Reverse

M with cross above,  below, |Ν|Ν in left field, and X|ΙII in right field.

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.2013.003.02
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 622/623?
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 8.3 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class III (Herakleios, armored bust) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule. Pottier could not find any die link with this class, also attested for year 6, or other classes, but the reverse is very similar to other folles of the series. Note on this coin the inversion of the obverse designs (shield on right and globus on left side of Herakleios).

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 459, no. 3.6 (this coin illustrated).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013