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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Comnen Dynasty| > |Constantine X| > BZ99103
Byzantine Empire, Constantine X Ducas, 25 December 1059 - 21 May 1067 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit
|Constantine| |X|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constantine| |X| |Ducas,| |25| |December| |1059| |-| |21| |May| |1067| |A.D.,| |Ancient| |Counterfeit|, NEWA fouree is a counterfeit coin, struck with a base metal core that has been plated with a precious metal to look like its official precious metal counterpart. The term derived from a French word meaning "stuffed," is most applied to ancient silver plated coins such as Roman denarii and Greek drachms, but, as seen here, there are some gold plated counterfeits.
BZ99103. Fouree gold plated tetarteron nomisma, cf. DOC III-2 3a, Wroth BMC 8, SBCV 1849, Ratto 2012 (official, solid gold, Constantinople mint, 1059-1067), aVF, centered, much of the gold plating intact, unofficial criminal mint, weight 2.646g, maximum diameter 20.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 1059 - 1067; obverse facing bust of the Virgin Orans, nimbate, wearing pallium and maphorium, the nimbate head of the infant Christ on her chest, MP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mητηρ Θεου - Mother of God) across field, no symbols; reverse +KWN RACIΛ-EVC O ∆OVK, Constantine X bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros, holding globus cruciger and akakia; from the Robert Wachter Collection; SOLD




  






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