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Byzantine mixup

Started by Pellinore, May 24, 2024, 12:27:57 AM

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I wonder what you think of this Byzantine follis. A Constantinopolis 40 nummi. Was a die of Heraclius and Constantine struck over an older type - and which one would that be?

34 mm, 12.04 gr. Pretty large...

-- Paul

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Don't know to much on the subject, but i suspect the last strike was supposed to show two rulers, and not one ruler struck twice. Poblem with mixing is that it often becomes difficult to separate the ingredients. In any case it is a good example of metal recycling at the time !


I think I see the bottom of a consular bust, so the undertype is possibly Maurice Tiberius or Tiberius II Constantine?