SOLD Arab – Byzantine bronze coin from the 7th century AD.
Arab – Byzantine coin from the 7th century AD.
Obverse: Crowned imperial bust facing, holding globe with cross; KAΛON downwards to left, “bi-hims” in Arabic to right.
Reverse: Large letter M, star flanked by two annulets above, EMI to left, CHC to right, “tayyib” (meaning “good”) in Arabic in exergue.
Origin: Minted at Homs, Syria (also known as Emesa).
Materials and method: Struck in bronze from engraved dies.
Dimensions: 22 mm diameter
Date of creation: Circa late 7th century AD, during the Umayyad Caliphate.
Condition: Very Fine with “clay” patina.
Stock no: C075
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