You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Forgery, Uncertain Mint, 629-639

Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Forgery, Uncertain Mint, 629-639

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios at left in military costume and Herakleios Constantine at right wearing chlamys. Herakleios holds long cross in right hand, Herakleios Constantine holds a scepter cruciger transversely. Blundered trace of letters on the right.

Reverse

Μ with cross above, |Η| in left field, Χ|Ι|ΙΙ in right field, and below.

Obverse

Herakleios at left in military costume and Herakleios Constantine at right wearing chlamys. Herakleios holds long cross in right hand, Herakleios Constantine holds a scepter cruciger transversely. Blundered trace of letters on the right.

Reverse

Μ with cross above, |Η| in left field, Χ|Ι|ΙΙ in right field, and below.

Accession number BZC.2013.003.24
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 629639
Diameter 28.0 mm
Weight 8.46 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Pottier does not include this type of Herakleios among the 610–630 Syrian series. Its fabric looks like that of a modern forgery.

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, from Baldwin’s 1983