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

 
 

Obverse

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

ONΙSTΙ - [  S]VV

Reverse

M with cross above, Α|| in left field, Ϛ in right field, and Β below.

Exergue

[  ]ΚΟ

Obverse

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

ONΙSTΙ - [  S]VV

Reverse

M with cross above, Α|| in left field, Ϛ in right field, and Β below.

Exergue

[  ]ΚΟ

Accession number BZC.2013.003.31
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 615/616
Diameter 25.5 mm
Weight 9.18 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat
Condition Worn

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. 68.1b (this coin).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013