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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 619/620

 
 

Obverse

Justin II at left and Sophia at right, both seated on lyre-backed throne. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand, Sophia holds a cruciform scepter transversely.

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Reverse

M with cross above, Α|| in left field, X in right field, and below.

Obverse

Justin II at left and Sophia at right, both seated on lyre-backed throne. Justin II holds globus cruciger in right hand, Sophia holds a cruciform scepter transversely.

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Reverse

M with cross above, Α|| in left field, X in right field, and below.

Accession number BZC.2013.003.26
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 619/620
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 9.72 g
Relation of Dies 3:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class V (2) (Justin II and Sophia) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule.

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 463, no. 77.4 (this coin).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013