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Countermarked Byzantine Coins

A countermark is a stamped or punched impression adding elements of design to a coin after it was originally struck. The practice of countermarking coins was widespread throughout antiquity. It was particularly common in the provinces of the Roman Empire. Countermarks were applied to coins for many reasons, including revalidation, revaluation, devaluation, and propaganda. Exactly when and why any individual countermark was applied is often uncertain.

Byzantine Empire, Heraclius, 5 October 610 - 11 January 641 A.D., Palestina Prima Heraclian Countermark

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius,| |5| |October| |610| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.,| |Palestina| |Prima| |Heraclian| |Countermark|, |cut| |follis|
"Heraclian countermarks on Byzantine copper coins in seventh-century Syria" by Wolfgang Schulze, Ingrid Schulze and Wolfgang Leimenstoll discusses finds near Caesarea Maritima, where this example was found, and concludes, "During the military conflict between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim Arabs in Syria in the years 633-36 Byzantine coins were countermarked by the Byzantine military with a Heraclius monogram. Countermarking most probably was exercised predominantly in Palestine I and was carried out to revalue the few circulating copper coins in order to remedy the general supply gap and disastrous shortage of cash."
CM77067. Bronze cut follis, countermark: Schulze HCM type 1b; on uncertain Heraclian follis (SBCV 810, year 20 or 21?) overstruck on Phocas follis, coin Fair, c/m VF; 5.186g, 31.9x23mm, coin c. 629 - 631, countermark c. 633 - 636 A.D.; obverse ...HERCL..., probably standing figures of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine (legend and type obscured by cutting and countermarking); reverse countermark: Heraclius' HRC cruciform monogram ; large M (40 nummi), cross above, AN.. left (date and mintmark off flan but most with this countermark are year 20 or 21); undertype remnant: XXXX (40 nummi, Phocas follis); from The Jimi Berlin Caesarea Collection (found at Caesarea, Israel); SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius, 5 October 610 - 11 January 641 A.D.; Justinian I Undertype

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius,| |5| |October| |610| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.;| |Justinian| |I| |Undertype|, |follis|
BZ82573. Bronze follis, SBCV 882; for undertype, SBCV Justinian I 161, VF, weight 13.892 g, maximum diameter 30.4 mm, die axis 225o, obverse [...]ANVS P P AVG, laureate bust of Justinian I right; facing bust of Heraclius and his monogram within round countermark; reverse large M (40 nummi) between star and cross, cross above, large round countermark SCLs in exergue; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.|, |follis|
Heraclius came to power through revolt against the tyrannical Focas. He defeated the Sassanid Persians, but this only facilitated Arab conquest of Persia and the eastern Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines lost Syria and Palestine before Heraclius died and Egypt fell soon after.
BZ36645. Bronze follis, DOC II part 1, 243; Anastasi 66; Wroth BMC 398; Tolstoi 315; Ratto 1450; Morrisson BnF 10/Sy/AE/35; SBCV 884; Sommer 11.115, VF, nice green patina, weight 6.871 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, Syracuse mint, 632 - 11 Jan 641 A.D.; obverse facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, wearing short beard, cross above, all within large round countermark; traces of undertype; reverse Heraclian monogram and SCs within large round countermark; traces of undertype; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.|, |follis|
Heraclius came to power through revolt against the tyrannical Focas. He defeated the Sassanid Persians, but this only facilitated Arab conquest of Persia and the eastern Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines lost Syria and Palestine before Heraclius died and Egypt fell soon after.
BZ82564. Bronze follis, DOC II part 1, 243; Anastasi 66; Wroth BMC 398; Tolstoi 315; Ratto 1450; Morrisson BnF 10/Sy/AE/35; SBCV 884; Sommer 11.115, gVF, weight 5.888 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, Syracuse mint, 632 - 11 Jan 641 A.D.; obverse facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, wearing short beard, cross above, all within large round countermark; traces of undertype; reverse Heraclian monogram and SCs within large round countermark; traces of undertype; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D., Countermarked in Sicily

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.,| |Countermarked| |in| |Sicily|, |follis|
Heraclius came to power through revolt against Phocas. He defeated the Sassanids, but this only facilitated the Arab conquests. The Byzantines lost Syria and Palestine before Heraclius died and Egypt fell soon after. Heraclius Constantine was made joint emperor at 8 months old. He was in poor health when his father died and lived only about 100 days as senior emperor.
BZ65617. Bronze follis, Anastasi 65a, DOC II 242, SBCV 883; Sicilian countermarks applied on Heraclius follis, Constantinople, year 21, 630 A.D. (DOC II 106a, SBCV 810), VF, obscure due to undertype effects and the crude nature of the type, weight 10.057 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 180o, uncertain Sicilian mint, 630 - 638 A.D.; obverse SCL within oval punch, over lower part undertype: standing figures on original coin; reverse facing crowned and draped busts of Heraclius (on left) and Heraclius Constantine, cross between their heads all within oval punch; over undertype: large M (40 nummi), ANNO left, XXI right, A (1st officina) below, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius, 2 June 659 - Autumn 681 A.D.

|Constantine| |IV|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constantine| |IV,| |Heraclius| |and| |Tiberius,| |2| |June| |659| |-| |Autumn| |681| |A.D.|, |follis|
Sear notes this type is often overstruck on Syracusan folles, and even half folles, of Constans II.
BZ36680. Bronze follis, DOC II part 1, 181; SBCV 1207; Berk 739, F, weight 3.894 g, maximum diameter 23.5 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 659 - 668 A.D.; obverse helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine IV facing, beardless, globus cruciger in right; reverse large M flanked by Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, globus cruciger in right, monogram above, SCL in exergue, monogram in round countermark upper right; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.|, |follis|
Heraclius came to power through revolt against the tyrannical Focas. He defeated the Sassanid Persians, but this only facilitated Arab conquest of Persia and the eastern Byzantine Empire. The Byzantines lost Syria and Palestine before Heraclius died and Egypt fell soon after.
BZ77965. Bronze follis, DOC II part 1, 243; Anastasi 66; Wroth BMC 398; Tolstoi 315; Ratto 1450; Morrisson BnF 10/Sy/AE/35; SBCV 884; Sommer 11.115, countermarks: F, uncertain undertype, weight 5.609 g, maximum diameter 25.9 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 632 - 11 Jan 641 A.D.; obverse facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, wearing short beard, cross above, all within large round countermark; traces of undertype; reverse Heraclian monogram and SCs within large round countermark; traces of undertype; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constans II with Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius (his sons), 2 June 659 - 15 July 668 A.D.

|Constans| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constans| |II| |with| |Constantine| |IV,| |Heraclius| |and| |Tiberius| |(his| |sons),| |2| |June| |659| |-| |15| |July| |668| |A.D.|, |follis|
This type is known for years IΘ (19), XX (20), AX or KA (21), and XXΓ (23).
BZ36672. Bronze follis, SBCV 1011; cf. DOC II part 1, 82a for same type, year 19, with the same countermark, F, overstruck, countermarked, weight 2.002 g, maximum diameter 20.5 mm, die axis 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 659 - 664 A.D.; obverse Constans standing facing, bearded, wearing helmet, long cross in right, left hand on hip, obscure regnal year left, M with cross above and officina number below on right, round countermark with Constans II monogram obliterating officina number; reverse Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in right; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.|, |follis|
BZ49317. Bronze follis, Anastasi 66c, DOC II 243, SBCV 884; undertype: DOC II 109b, SBCV 810 (Heraclius, follis, Constantinople mint, year 23, 2nd officina, 632 - 633 A.D.), gVF, weight 6.223 g, maximum diameter 26.0 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 630 - 637 A.D.; obverse Facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, wearing short beard, cross above, all within large round countermark; undertype: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing; reverse Heraclian monogram and SCs within large round countermark; undertype: large M (40 nummi), monogram above, ANNO left, X/X/III right, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

|Heraclius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Heraclius| |&| |Heraclius| |Constantine,| |23| |January| |613| |-| |11| |January| |641| |A.D.|, |follis|
The undertype is dated year 26, 635 - 636 A.D., near the end of the 630 - 637 date range assigned to this countermark. DOC II 243.4 is described as possibly dated year 25 or 26 but because it has a cross instead of the monogram above the M, the date may be from an even earlier undertype. The latest undertype known to Anastasi is dated year 25.
BZ49316. Bronze follis, DOC II 243.4, Anastasi 66 var., SBCV 884; undertype: DOC II 109b, SBCV 810 (Heraclius, follis, Constantinople mint, year 26, 635 - 636 A.D.), VF, weight 5.267 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 636 - 637 A.D.; obverse Facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and his son Heraclius Constantine, wearing short beard, cross above, all within large round countermark; undertype: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine standing facing; reverse Heraclian monogram and SCs within large round countermark; undertype: large M (40 nummi), monogram above, ANNO left, X/X/ς (regnal year 26) right, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; rare with this undertype; SOLD




  




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