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Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Heraclean Dynasty| > |Heraclius| > BZ49311
Byzantine Empire, Heraclius, 5 October 610 - 11 January 641 A.D.
This Heraclius countermark was used on early, large folles of Anastasius to Justinian. The purpose is uncertain. Later, c. 631 and 638 A.D., of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine folles were countermarked, possibly in conjuction with clipping even before the coins entered circulation.
BZ49311. Bronze follis, Anastasi 33b; DOC II part 1, 241; SBCV 882; Sommer 11.113; Justinian I follis undertype (SBCV 160 or similar), coin: Fair; countermarks: VF, Syracuse mint, weight 14.504g, maximum diameter 32.4mm, die axis 180o, c. 616 - 622 A.D.; obverse facing bust of short-bearded Heraclius, his monogram to the right, all within large round countermark; traces of undertype legend (...IVSTI...) and bust; reverse SCLs within large oval countermark, struck on mint mark; undertype: large M (40 nummi), star left; SOLD










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