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Anonymous Folles


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Sear 01902 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE) 8-nummi, weight 3.19g, diameter 20mm. Mint of Thessalonica.Abu GalyonApr 30, 2017
Sear 2012/35 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 A6 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-Malik5 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 18366 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 08532 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 12-nummi, weight 4.82g, diameter 17mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu GalyonFeb 18, 2017
Sear 01796 viewsJustinian I (527 – 565 CE), 16-nummi, weight 6.49g, diameter 24mm. Mint of ThessalonicaAbu GalyonJan 28, 2017
Sear 02144 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 02015 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
Sear 17125 viewsBasil I the Macedonian (867 – 886 CE) Follis, weight 6.18g, diameter 27mm. Mint of Constantinople.Abu GalyonDec 26, 2016
Sear 20616 viewsTheodore I Comnenus-Lascaris (1208 – 1222 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 4.12g, diameter 29mm. Mint of Nicaea.Abu GalyonDec 08, 2016
Sear 06572 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
Sear 20038 viewsIsaac II Angelus (1185 – 1195 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 2.91g, diameter 27mm.Abu GalyonSep 05, 2016
Sear 01118 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Pentanummium, weight 2.59g, diameter 14mm. Mint of Antioch.Abu GalyonAug 29, 2016
Sear 08627 viewsHeraclius (610 – 641 CE) 6-nummi, weight 2.53g, diameter 16mm. Mint of Alexandria.Abu GalyonAug 20, 2016
Sear 19757 viewsManuel I Comnenus (1143 – 1180 CE) Tetarteron, weight 4.42g, diameter 21mm. Mint of Thessalonica.Abu GalyonAug 18, 2016

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Bulgarian imitative type C146 viewsBillon aspron trachy, weight 2.9g., diameter 27mm. Contemporary imitative, from the early years of the 13th century, and probably minted in Thrace. Type C copies the official trachea of Alexius III (Sear 2011-2012-2013). Abu Galyon
Sear 009643 viewsJustin I (518 – 527 CE) Follis, weight 17.9g, diameter 31mm . Mint of Cyzicus, second officina. This is the earliest dated Byzantine coin type. The exergue INSΔ abbreviates “of the fourth indiction”, so struck between September 525 and August 526. Quite rare. Abu Galyon
Sear 203556 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 1.2g, diameter 21mm. This is Hendy’s “Latin Type O”, usually attributed to the reign of Baldwin II de Courteney.Abu Galyon
Sear 1823 (with Mardin c/m 1)68 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class B Follis, weight 8.3g, diameter 33 x 27cm., overstruck on a class A2/3 anonymous follis. Mint of Constantinople. Mardin type 1 countermark (the word Atabeg, a hereditary title of nobility) on the reverse, attributed to the Zengid lords of Mosul.

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