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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 623/624

 
 

Obverse

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

VSTV - ΗVV

Reverse

Μ with cross above, Α|Ν|Ν in left field, X|ΙΙΙ|Ι in right field, and Δ below.

Exergue

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Obverse

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

VSTV - ΗVV

Reverse

Μ with cross above, Α|Ν|Ν in left field, X|ΙΙΙ|Ι in right field, and Δ below.

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.2013.003.27
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 623/624
Diameter 26.0 mm
Weight 12.17 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class V (1) (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,” 464, no. 80.4.

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013