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Medieval and cash coins => Islamic world => Topic started by: RVCOINS on February 01, 2010, 09:45:05 PM

Title: Arab-Byzantine follis
Post by: RVCOINS on February 01, 2010, 09:45:05 PM
Hi Guys,

can anyone help me with this one, Indian, Kushan?

Weight=2.47

Thanks a lot

Roland
Title: Re: Unknown coin
Post by: Overlord on April 11, 2010, 08:31:41 AM
The figure on the reverse seems to be holding a long cross. I would start with Eastern Europe.
Title: Re: Unknown coin
Post by: Afrasi on April 11, 2010, 01:47:43 PM
My first guess is Arab-Byzantine.
Title: Re: Unknown coin
Post by: Overlord on April 11, 2010, 02:08:43 PM
I think Afrasi got it spot on. The mass is pretty close to that of an AE Follis. The obverse needs to be rotated 180 degrees. Here are a couple of Arab-Byzantine "standing imperial figure" types for comparison:

http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=79994
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=78105

Title: Re: Unknown coin
Post by: RVCOINS on April 12, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
Hi Overlord and Afrasi,

Thanks a lot!  I rotated the coin and it looks like a M.

Roland