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Offline carpatic

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Justin II double strike
« on: January 20, 2023, 01:08:46 pm »
This doble strike looks to me an ANNO IIII over ANNO I
Are there both layers Justin II? It looks like this to me. Why would it be over stroke like this?

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 03:32:39 pm »
Great coin!  I think the overstrike  coin is Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine but there seems to be multiple strikes so it is very complex.

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 06:32:42 am »
Thank you, v-drome.
Do you think that we can see more specific information?

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 03:51:14 am »
If you want specific information, so your follis was minted in the fourth year of the reign of Emperor Heraclius (613-614). Here you see Heracleus with his young son Heracleus Constantine. This follis looks like this:

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 03:53:55 am »
And in the form of a coin blank, the old emperor Phokas follis, the deposed predecessor of Heraclius, was taken. It was a follis minted in Constantinople in the first year of the reign of Phokas and Empress Leontia (602-603). And this coin looked like this:

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 03:57:32 am »
Another part of someone's head with the nimbus is also visible, but perhaps this is a defect in the Phokas follis mint process (turning and re-strike with the same stamp).

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Re: Justin II double strike
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 12:31:16 pm »
 +++. Great job, Byzantofil!

 

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