Four Byzantine and One Roman for help with ID please

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  1. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    I posted last week a bunch of Hellenistic Egyptian coins for ID. The same chap has now turned up with a stack of Byzantine coins. I have succeeded in identifying 11 of them, and discarded 2 as too far gone, leaving me with these 5 - four Byzantine and one Roman that I have been unable to spot in the book so far. (I have only the Sear book 1987 edition.)
    One - Measures 21mm and weighs 7.8g: Byz A 1-horz.jpg
    Two - Measures 21mm at the longest and weighs 3.3g:
    Byz B 1-horz.jpg
    Three - Measures 25mm and weighs 9.2g:
    Byz c 1-horz.jpg
    Four - Measures 34mm across and weighs 20.6g:
    Byz D 1-horz.jpg
    Roman one - Measures 18mm and weighs 4.7g:
    Roman SC 1-horz.jpg
    (I can see it is early Roman but couldn't find a match for the SC in a wreath reverse.)

    Thanks for any help!
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  3. Finn235

    Finn235 Well-Known Member

    Roman coin is definitely a provincial from Antioch - I would guess Hadrian based on the shape of the head/jaw line.
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    The third, middle one is an anoymous follis, class 2, c. 976-1028, like these on Wildwinds.
    --And it's Not Bad! Having any of the obverse legend on these is a plus; you've got at least the last third, along with half of the "[IC...] XC" in the field.
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  5. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    1st: Constans II. 641-668. Æ 12 Nummi. Alexandria mint. Struck 642. Crowned and draped facing bust, holding globus cruciger / Large I B; cross above M between; AΛЄZ. DOC 7 (Heraclonas); MIB 188; SB 1026.
    2nd Constans II follis
    3rd = anonymous class 2
    4th = fake coin
  6. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    That is brilliant - thank you all. Pity about the fake - I feared it was too good to be true.
    I will pass all the info back to the present owner and hopefully he will let me buy them. (I bought all the Egyptian ones off him last week, so I am awash in ancients now!)
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    That fake one looks really off. I don’t think I’ve seen any genuine follis with that strange looking, skinny text.
    Not even sure what exactly they were trying to fake
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  8. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

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  9. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    I think that Constans II from Egypt was the last Byzantine type to be made there. Pretty neat!
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Here's an authentic example of Michael II The Amorian and Theophilus, 821-829 A.D. from my collection. Dark patina, actually it needs to be re-photographed.


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  11. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Yup! It was the very last type of Roman coinage to be minted in the old Roman province before it was conquered. An end of an era. This is definitely on my to-get list.
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