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 Posted 01/11/2018  01:58 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Archeo1982 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Obv: Crowned emperor facing, below his nose, I think is an over-strike. I see a laying X or K
Legend: in Greek?
Rev: A large M, also with over-strike traces.

Mass: 4.86 gram
Diameter: 26x20mm

Any ideas?

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 Posted 01/11/2018  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ron's the expert, but I think this one may be Arab-byzantine. It looks extra crude, and the legends look unusually sloppy.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  10:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tenbobbit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The host coin may have been a Maurice Tiberius issue.
I will always to Rons knowledge on these though.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  7:29 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like it may have started out as a Maurice Tiberius, as indicated by the three letters TIB visible on the obverse. Along with the regnal date 8 (589-90 AD), however either this was a very poor strike or it was overstruck to a later emperor. Hard to say without having the coin in hand.
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