Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by A.E. Follis, Jun 3, 2021.
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Just wanted to chime in that I love overstruck Byzantines and yours is really nice!
Overstrikes like this are fun - one can tick 2 boxes while having just one coin.
This is one of the Phocas types with a lower-case M rather than the XXXX:
Heraclius Æ Follis
Year 4 (613-614 A.D.)
[dd NN hERACLIVS ET hERA CON], Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine standing facing in chalmys / Large M, [ANNO left, cross above], II/II right, Officina A, NIKO.
SB 834; MIB 175; DOC Type 2.
(10.10 grams / 27 mm)
Phocas and Leontia Æ Follis
Antioch (Theopolis) Mint
DN FOCA NE [PE AV], Phocas and Leontia standing facing / Large m (lower case), ANNO left, cross above, [year (?) right] T[HEUP']
SB 671; MIB 83a-b.
Note: Reverse ANNO and cross are from undertype?
Confusingly, this one seems to have been overstruck twice -
Heraclius Æ Follis
n.d. Year 3-6 (612-616 A.D.)
ddNNh[ЄRACLIyS ЄτhЄRACON]SτP[PA]; Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine standing facing, in chalmys / Large M, ANNO left, chi-rho above, [date?] right, Γ below, C[ON] in exergue.
SB 805; DOC Type 2.
(11.59 grams / 30 x 27 mm)
Overstrike (two visible):
Phocas Æ Follis
Year 6 (607-608 A.D.)
Consular bust holding mappa and cross / [XXX]X, [A]NNO above, ς right, [N]IKO[?] under SB 659.
Maurice Tiberius? Æ Follis
[DN MAVG IC]NP[AVT]
cf. SB 533?
Just seconding all of what @furryfrog02 said.
I do however have a follis of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine overstruck over and earlier follis of Heraclius:
Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine
AE Follis struck over Heraclius Year III Follis
Obverse: No legend, Heraclius crowned and in military attire, with moustache and long beard, holding long cross, on left and Heraclius Constantine, crowned and wearing chiamys, with short beard, holding cross on globe on right, both standing facing. Monograms to left.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, reginal year to right, officina below, mintmark CON
Thank you for solving the puzzle of this Byzantine overstrike. I could have never figured it out on my own. And I have enjoyed seeing everyone else's examples. These are some really beautiful messes!
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