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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Half Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 615/616

 
 

Obverse

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

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Reverse

XX with Ϛ in left field and N in right field.

Obverse

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

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Reverse

XX with Ϛ in left field and N in right field.

Accession number BZC.2013.003.12
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 615/616
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 6.4 g
Relation of Dies 5:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative half-follis of class II (Phokas and Leontia/XX) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule.

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 460, no. 13a.1 (this coin illustrated, weight given as 6.44 g).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013