SOLD Arab – Byzantine bronze coin from the 7th century AD.

SOLD Arab – Byzantine bronze coin from the 7th century AD.

SKU: C075
$65.00Price

 

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

 

Weight: 3.95gm

 

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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