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Persian-ruled Syria, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, circa 613-630

 
 

Obverse

Herakleios on left and Herakleios Constantine on right, each standing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. 

[    ]CHX - [    ]HNTΛ

Reverse

Μ with cross above and || in right field.

Exergue

ΟΗ

Obverse

Herakleios on left and Herakleios Constantine on right, each standing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. 

[    ]CHX - [    ]HNTΛ

Reverse

Μ with cross above and || in right field.

Exergue

ΟΗ

Accession number BZC.2013.003.37
Ruler Persian-ruled Syria
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date circa 613630
Diameter 28.0 mm
Weight 10.27 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Barbarous imitation of follis of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine minted in northern Syria under Persian rule. The officina either illegible or missing.

H. Pottier, Le monnayage de la Syrie sous l’occupation perse (610–630), AA3-5.2 (plate 17).

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, Baldwin’s 1983 (from N. Fairhead Collection)