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Byzantine Bronzes


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Mardin Countermarks


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Arab-Byzantine


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Scyphate


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Anonymous Folles


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74 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2017

Pb (lead) Issues


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Sear 1006/7 (with c/m monogram 35)5 viewsConstans II (641 – 668 CE) Follis, weight 2.65g, diameter 21mm, fifth (ε) officina. The two types SBCV 1006 and SBCV 1007 can only be distinguished through the exergual text, which is illegible here. The round KωT countermark (monogram 35) is certainly Cypriot; the great majority of specimens of this countermark whose origin is known were found on Cyprus. The host coins are almost always folles (or occasionally half-folles) of Constans II. Abu GalyonAug 19, 2017
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Sear 01906 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 8-nummi, weight 3.19g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Thessalonica.Abu GalyonApr 30, 2017
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Sear 2012/39 viewsAlexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195 – 1203 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.09g, diameter 28mm. Quite an unusual specimen, with two stars placed in the gap between the reverse figures, where one expects to find only drapery. I’ve not seen this design variation before.
Abu GalyonApr 20, 2017
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Bulgarian imitative type A10 viewsBillon aspron trachy, weight 2.13g., diameter 25mm. Contemporary imitative, from the early years of the 13th century, and probably minted in Thrace. Type A copies the one of the official trachea types of Manuel I (Sear 1966).Abu GalyonApr 04, 2017
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Caliphate of Abd al-Malik9 viewsAbd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685 – 705 CE) ‘Standing Caliph’ type, mint of Qinnasrin [Chalcis]. Fals, weight 2.56g, diameter 22mm.

Obverse: Standing bearded figure wearing headdress and long robe, with right hand on hilt of sword. Inscription: abd allah abd al-malik amir al-mu’minin (“The servant of God, Abd al-Malik, commander of the faithful”).

Reverse: Object resembling Greek Φ, resting on four steps; To left, upwards, wāfin (“full value”); to right, downwards, mint designation, bi-qinnasrin. Inscription: the shahada (“There is no God but God alone and Muhammad is God’s prophet.”).

Mint of Qinnasrin [Chalcis]. Reference: Goodwin [2005] p.43, Foss p.79 and D.O. 112-114
Abu GalyonFeb 25, 2017
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Sear 183612 viewsAnonymous Class D Follis, weight 11.30g, diameter 29mm. Mint of Constantinople.

Somewhat smaller than usual for the type and with an angled edge in parts, presumably filed down so that the coin could be set in a pendant or similar type of jewellery.
1 commentsAbu GalyonFeb 23, 2017
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Sear 08536 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 4.82g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu GalyonFeb 18, 2017
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Sear 017910 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE), 16-nummi, weight 6.49g, diameter 24mm. Mint of ThessalonicaAbu GalyonJan 28, 2017
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Sear 02148 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Follis, weight 14.8g, diameter 34mm. Mint of Antioch, second officina. Note that the two S’s in the obverse inscription are both blundered. Abu GalyonJan 09, 2017
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Sear 02019 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Follis, weight 16.41g, diameter 34mm. Mint of Nicomedia, second officina, struck in 557/8 CE [= regnal year 31].Abu GalyonDec 30, 2016
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Sear 17129 viewsBasil I the Macedonian (867 – 886 CE) Follis, weight 6.18g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonDec 26, 2016
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Sear 206110 viewsTheodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208 – 1222 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 4.12g, diameter 29mm. Mint of Nicaea.Abu GalyonDec 08, 2016
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Sear 06576 viewsPhocas (602-610 CE). Follis, weight 12.84g, diameter 33mm. Mint of Nicomedia, officina B, struck in 602/3 CE (= regnal year 1).Abu GalyonDec 03, 2016
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Sear 200312 viewsIsaac II Angelus (1185 – 1195 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.91g, diameter 27mm.Abu GalyonSep 05, 2016
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Sear 011111 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.59g, diameter 14mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonAug 29, 2016
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Sear 086211 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 6-nummi, weight 2.53g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu GalyonAug 20, 2016

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Sear 038119 viewsJustin II (565 – 578 CE) Half-follis, weight 6.27g, diameter 25mm. Mint of Antioch, struck in 572/3 CE (= regnal year 8).Abu Galyon
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Sear 1901 (with Mardin c/m 18b)21 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class K Follis, weight 5.23g, diameter 24mm. On the reverse, Mardin countermark type 18b. The reading of this countermark type is uncertain: perhaps the common religious formula lillah (‘for Allah’) but with a defective final letter. About half the known specimens are mirror images of the other half (hence, divided into a and b subtypes). Lowick assigned it, on the basis of its association with other countermarks, to the Artuqid mint of Hisn Kafya. He did not identify the type with a particular ruler, but it never appears overstamped by another countermark, so it is most likely to belong to the later period of countermarking, after 1160 CE. Abu Galyon
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Sear 049313 viewsMaurice Tiberius (582 – 602 CE) Follis, weight 13.56g, diameter 31mm. Mint of Constantinople, fifth officina, struck in 583/4 [= regnal year 2].Abu Galyon
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Sear 193231 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081 – 1118 CE) Tetarteron, weight 1.8g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Thessalonica. Abu Galyon