Byzantine Follis with denomination ON SAME SIDE as portrait

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  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

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  3. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Similar to this one of Constans II with his three sons Constans II follis with Constantine IV Tiberius Heraclius.jpg
    +VGO.DVCKS and sand like this.
  4. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Those are not the current emperors. That is the reverse. The coin is of Leo IV (775-780) and the obverse has Leo IV and Constantine VI (his son) and the side with the "M" is the reverse with Leo III and Constantine V, grandfather and father of the current emperor.

    Here is my example:
    23 mm. 4.35 grams.
    Sear 1586. DOC III 4, plate XII.
  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    This illustrates why we need to show both sides of a coin when posting. Certainly I prefer image pairs joined into one but I understand why eBay sellers prefer larger squares to show the better side of their coin so it is up to us to figure out which is which.
  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, I have an Irene, (Empress in my avatar), with a reverse of her son and a Large M. It was common in the 8th century.
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