You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 621/622

Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 621/622

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice in wearing crown with trefoil ornament and loros. Mappa in right hand, eagle-topped scepter in left hand.

ΗΜUΙ -  CPΔV

Reverse

Μ with cross above, Α|||Ο in left field, X|ΙΙ in right field, and Γ below.

Exergue

HEUP

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice in wearing crown with trefoil ornament and loros. Mappa in right hand, eagle-topped scepter in left hand.

ΗΜUΙ -  CPΔV

Reverse

Μ with cross above, Α|||Ο in left field, X|ΙΙ in right field, and Γ below.

Exergue

HEUP

Accession number BZC.2013.003.35
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 621/622
Diameter 28.0 mm
Weight 8.98 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An imitative follis of class VI (Maurice) minted in northern Syria under Persian rule.

H. Pottier, “Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630): Complément,” 464 no. 85.3.

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013