Co 411 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class A2) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCIII Anonymous Folles Class A2, variants 3-24, pp. 651-659, pls. XLVIII-LI
Preservation comment
Wear: G. Slight marginal nicking, extensive delaminating flakes from edges especially reverse bottom; extensive, minute pitting and dense striations (from cleaning?).
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 78, no. 1219 (R. Hohlfelder published as “Uncertain, Byzantine“)
Axis (1-12
6
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
32.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
14.22
Obverse Description
Facing half-length figure of bearded Christ with cruciform nimbus with two-dotted rays, wearing tunic and himation and holding Gospels with jeweled cover; all within thin dotted border (traces)
Obverse Inscription
[☩ ⲈΜΜΑ–ΝΟV]ΗΛ; to left and right of figure, IⲤ – X[Ⲥ]
Reverse Description
Four lines of inscription; below, uncertain design; all within narrow dotted border (traces)
Reverse Inscription
☩ IhS[ϥS] | XPICTϥ[S | 𝖻ASILⲈ[ϥ′ | 𝖻]A[SI]L[Ⲉ′]
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 411 (Middle Byzantine follis, Anonymous Class A2).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0411>