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

 
 

Obverse

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

[ ]NIVSTI - NVSPPΛVC

Reverse

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

Exergue

NΙKO

Obverse

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

[ ]NIVSTI - NVSPPΛVC

Reverse

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

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.2013.003.32
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 615/616
Diameter 25.0 mm
Weight 9.18 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class V (3) (Justin II and Sophia) minted in Northern Syria under Persian rule. 

H. Pottier, Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630), 137, no. 68.3

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013