Arab-Byzantine bronze imitating a bronze follis of Constans II. ca. AD 680's.

Ancient Coins - Arab-Byzantine bronze imitating a bronze follis of Constans II. ca. AD 680's.
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This is a coin minted by the Arabs but based on the design of a coin of the Byzantine Emperor Constans II who ruled from AD 641 to 668.

Denomination : Bronze Follis.  Mint : Baalbeck (un-dated).

Date : ca. AD 680's.

Size : 17.9 x 20.4 mm.  Weight : 4.41 grams.

Reference : Album type 3513.2.

Grade : VF with a very dark brown patination highlighted by earthy deposits.

Obverse : Standing figures based on those of Constans and Constantine IV, with Sear-1010 from Constantinople as the most likely prototype.

Reverse : A large M with the mint name in Arabic below and what to my eye could be the word ANNO barbarised to the right and XI to the left (reversed from where they would be on the prototype), but which I am told is actually a crude rendition of the mint name in Greek as HILO to the left and POLE to the right for HELIOPOLIS.

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