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Uncertain Authority, Copper, Follis, Imitation, Uncertain Mint, 613-630

 
 

Obverse

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

[    ΛΙC ] -  [     Ο ]

Reverse

Μ with cross above, ||| in right field, and and step below.

Exergue

[    ]

Obverse

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

[    ΛΙC ] -  [     Ο ]

Reverse

Μ with cross above, ||| in right field, and and step below.

Exergue

[    ]

Accession number BZC.2013.003.38
Ruler Uncertain Authority
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date 613630
Diameter 27.0 mm
Weight 13.71 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Follis of Justin and Sophia

Commentary

Barbarous imitation of follis of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, possibly struck in Syria. Overstruck on a follis of Justin and Sophia. Mint illegible. See on obverse at 12–2h traces of nimbate bust and inscription ending -NVSPP, and on reverse at 7–11h traces of design (Μ with cross above, to left, and to right), officino and exergue illegible.

Note the transposed reverse inscription, with ||| to the right of the M.

Acquisition History

Dr. Roger Lemaire, 2013