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Byzantine Ae Follis - Please Help Identify

 
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 Posted 03/23/2020  11:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PatAR to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My knowledge of Byzantine coinage is very limited. I would greatly appreciate your input on the coin imaged below which came from a lot of mostly modern coins.

It appears to be similar to circa 829 CE Michael II and Theophilus AE follis, but it differs in its markings (cross rather than theta below M). Also, the other follis of this period I found in catalogs/auction records are smaller in diameter and weight than this piece.

Thanks in advance for any insights.

The weight and approximate dimensions are: 24.73g 36mm x 4mm orientation: 8h

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 Posted 03/24/2020  05:52 am  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I can't tell you the emperor
But I can tell you it is fake
Looks to be cast brass
Nice paper weight
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 Posted 03/24/2020  12:37 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The legend makes no sense just random letters. 100% fake.
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 Posted 03/25/2020  11:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add PatAR to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Glad to confirm what it is.

Thanks!
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