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Sear 18132 viewsAnonymous Class A2 follis, weight 13.92g , diameter 35mm. Type 50 ornamentation.Abu GalyonNov 19, 2017
Sear 01652 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Half-follis, weight 8.71g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople, fourth officina, struck in 559/60 CE (= regnal year 33). Neither Hahn nor DOC lists the Δ officina for this year. Abu GalyonNov 11, 2017
Sear 06718 viewsPhocas (602 - 610 CE). Follis, weight 8.45g, diameter 25mm. Antioch, struck in 603/4 CE (= regnal year 2).Abu GalyonOct 13, 2017
Sear 185514 viewsAnonymous Class E Follis, weight 6.28g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonSep 04, 2017
Sear 027810 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Nummus, weight 0.84g, diameter 9mm. Mint of Carthage, struck in 539/40 CE [regnal year XIII ].Abu GalyonSep 02, 2017
Sear 20389 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (2104 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.74g, diameter 20mm, clipped. This is Hendy’s ‘Latin Type R’.Abu GalyonAug 24, 2017
Sear 1006/7 (with c/m monogram 35)10 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
Sear 01909 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 8-nummi, weight 3.19g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Thessalonica.Abu GalyonApr 30, 2017
Sear 2012/312 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
Bulgarian imitative type A15 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
Caliphate of Abd al-Malik13 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
Sear 183614 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
Sear 08537 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 4.82g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu GalyonFeb 18, 2017
Sear 017911 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE), 16-nummi, weight 6.49g, diameter 24mm. Mint of ThessalonicaAbu GalyonJan 28, 2017
Sear 02149 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
Sear 020110 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 1944 (?)14 viewsJohn II Comnenus (1118 – 1143 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.16g, diameter 18mm, clipped.

This identification is not certain, but I can’t think of a more reasonable suggestion. The distinctive feature here is the plain halo surrounding the bust of Christ rather than the standard nimbus cruciger. In spite of that peculiarity, this looks more like an official rather than imitative issue, perhaps with an incomplete or blundered obverse die.
Abu Galyon
Sear 024417 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) Pentanummium, weight 1.6g, diameter 15mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu Galyon
Sear 163820 viewsLeo V the Armenian (813 – 820 CE) Follis, weight 1.6g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Syracuse.Abu Galyon
Sear 053717 viewsMaurice Tiberius (582 – 602 CE) Decanummium, weight 2.14g, diameter 19mm. Mint of Antioch, struck in 592/3 [= regnal year XI].Abu Galyon