Model: DOCII Constans II 70-74, pp. 450-451 (Constantinople, Follis Class 5(b), dated AD 652-656)
SICA1 526, 527, p. 79, pl. 37, Pseudo-Byzantine Type F
This is an Arab-Byzantine imitation of follis of Constans II: irregular flan; schematic rendering of figure on obverse; blundered inscription on reverse.
Wear: F. Broken (clipped?) on two sides and irregular remain margin give amorphous shape; nickedd edges; extensive, slight pitting and scratching to gouging. Small patches of white film from bronze disease on both faces.
KenchreaiIII, pp. 75, 91, no. 1166 (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Uncertain, Seventh Century Follis … (possible Arabic imitation)”)
“Co 818 (Early Islamic fals from Syria-Palestine).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0818>