This is an Arab-Byzantine imitation of a half-follis of Constans II: slightly irregular details such as blundered reverse legend, the shape, and the broken and irregular form of the letters. The obverse is more imitative and the reverse is more derivative. Arab-Byzantine imitations of half-folles are extremely rare: [@Foss2001, p. 6.
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W. of Atrium on floor
Wear: flatstruck aVF. Extensively nicked and chipped edge to a ragged state; slight, extensive pitting. Scattered, thin patches of pale blue bronze disease on both faces.
KenchreaiIII, p. 71, no. 1083 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Sixth Century, Half-Follis“)
“Co 412 (Early Islamic fals from Syria-Palestine).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0412>