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 Posted 06/28/2020  11:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Durso to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

I surprisingly stumbled upon this coin while trekking in agean region of Turkey. It was in the middle of nowhere. I couldnt find exact copy on internet catalogues but it seem to be a follis from 6th century looking at similar coins. Its quite worn out and maybe lost some details on camera too. Do you have a vague idea what it is? Thank you.

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 Posted 06/28/2020  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@durso, first welcome to CCF. Second, I'm no expert, but big letter M makes me think Byzantine Empire. Others will be on who hopefully can add more info.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Could be Arab Byzantine as Well....



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 Posted 06/28/2020  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
probably 6th century follis. I don't think it's Arab-Byzantine; the extra lines look a lot more like it's been struck over something, though I can't figure out over what.

It looks like the legend of the understrike should be visible at 11h on the M side, and to a lesser extent elsewhere. Better photos (of both sides) would help a lot.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  3:04 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree it is an Arab-Byzantine coin.
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 Posted 06/28/2020  3:34 pm  Show Profile   Check FVRIVS RVFVS's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add FVRIVS RVFVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Photographing a dark object against a white background rarely gives much detail to the picture as the camera reads the brightness
Neutral shades work better
Black works best
The camera will read the subject
You may also need to wipe off your lens with a clean cotton cloth !

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Kicking the dirt in Corinth I noticed a curious pebble
When I looked closer I saw it was a 'toe' from a statue
I was hooked for life !
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