Mystery Byzantine AE: any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roerbakmix, May 29, 2020.

  1. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    I've got three Byzantine AE's, that are just screaming for an identification (they've been in my drawer for quite a while):
    29 mm, 9.51g

    19 mm, 1.46g

    22mm, 2.20g

    I would greatly appreciate any tips, or insights.
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  3. David@PCC


    Top is this under type overstruck by possibly another Constantine X?
    Constantine X
    1059 to 1067 AD
    AE Follis, Constantinople
    Obvs: +ЄMMANOVHΛ IC XC, Christ on footstool holding gospels.
    Revs: +KωN T ΔK ЄVΔK AVΓO, Eudocia and Constantine holding labarum.
    26x28mm, 5.3g
    Ref: Sear 1853
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  4. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Thanks David, for your input. I notice a relative large weigh difference between your (5.3g) and mine (9.51g) specimen. Is such a difference common in the Byzantine coinage?

    Also, I would greatly appreciate any input on the other two coins, if at all possible given their condition.
  5. David@PCC


    Byzantine AE can be all over the place for many types, so the weight is not an issue or an indication of difference.

    You can try researching scyphates including Latin imitations. They were made for at least three centuries and there can be hundreds of varieties. I made a thread on them.
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