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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 613/614

 
 

Obverse

Phokas and Leontia standing, crowned. Phokas holds globus cruciger in right hand, Leontia holds cruciform scepter transversely.

ΝΓΑΙΓ - NT

Reverse

with cross above, |Ν|Ν|Ο in left field, and |ΙΙ in right field.

Exergue

EO

Obverse

Phokas and Leontia standing, crowned. Phokas holds globus cruciger in right hand, Leontia holds cruciform scepter transversely.

ΝΓΑΙΓ - NT

Reverse

with cross above, |Ν|Ν|Ο in left field, and |ΙΙ in right field.

Exergue

EO

Accession number BZC.2013.003.11
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 613/614
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 15.54 g
Relation of Dies 4:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class (II) (1) (Phokas) minted in northern Syria under Persian Rule. The exergue inscription is derived from the Antioch one, ΗΕΡ; see H. Pottier, Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630), 44, table IIIa.

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 459, no. 9a.1 (this coin).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013