Tricksy Byzantine half-follis - help needed!

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  1. WuntBeDruv

    WuntBeDruv New Member

    A friend of mine has just made a spontaneous purchase of a Byzantine half-follis. I know little about these coins, except that this one is possibly Anastasius I (?) and apparently a scarcer variety due to the star present on the bust's shoulder. Control marks on reverse indicating third officina of the Constantinople mint? Weight is about 8g.

    Would really appreciate some help from more experienced members, as this is way out of my comfort zone. I cannot find many similar pieces online - but the seller referenced this as a variant of BCV 25.

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  3. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

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  4. WuntBeDruv

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    David@PCC allcoinage.com

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    WuntBeDruv New Member

    Ah yes.

    You can tell Byzantine are not my specialty!

    Thanks very much.
     
  7. gogili1977

    gogili1977 Well-Known Member

    Also can be Justin I, I have one example:
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