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ID:     bz0017
Type:     Byzantine
Region:     BYZANTINE EMPIRE
Issuer:     Heraclius
Date Ruled:     AD 610-641
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Follis
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     AD 612/ 613
Diameter:     29 mm
Weight:     10.5 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Legend:     DN hRACLI PERP. AVG or similar
Obverse Description:     Cuirassed bust facing with short beard though this example seems to have no beard. He wears plumed helmet, holding cross and shield.
Reverse Legend:     See description.
Reverse Description:     Large M between ANNO and regnal year III with officina A below the M. KYZ in exerge.
Mint Mark:     KYZ
Mint:     Cyzicus
Primary Reference:     Sear 839
Reference2:     DO 167-70
Reference3:     MIB 184
Photograph Credit:     Larry Gaye
Source:     Byzantine Coin Store
Special Comments:     ex CNG, auction 241, lot 684
Grade:     VF with dark green patina.
Notes:     As is typical these are usually struck over folles of Phocas. VF with dark green patina.