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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, circa 611/612

 
 

Obverse

Phokas standing at left and Leontia standing at right. Phokas holds globus cruciger in right hand, Leontia holds a cruciform scepter transversely.

[...]-NPV

Reverse

with  in right field.

Exergue

[ ]ΕP΄

Obverse

Phokas standing at left and Leontia standing at right. Phokas holds globus cruciger in right hand, Leontia holds a cruciform scepter transversely.

[...]-NPV

Reverse

with  in right field.

Exergue

[ ]ΕP΄

Accession number BZC.2013.003.03
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date circa 611/612
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 8.73 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class II (1) (Phokas and Leontia/M) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule. For differences with the Antioch prototype (DOC 2.1:187, nos. 84.1–5), see Pottier, Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630), 32. Note on the obverse the  instead of E.

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