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Byzantine Game: post as many different Class A2 reverse varieties as possible


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I thought if would be fun (and informative) to post as many A2 varieties (the different reverse decorations) as possible.  Please also include the obverse, diameter, and weight.

I only have around 3 A2 folles, so here goes..

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35mm, 15.2g. large module

Sear 1813, Forum table, #12.

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(small module)

S 1813, DOC A2 41.1

28mm., 12.25g

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small, but heavy.

31 mm., 19.95g

Forum table, #11?  (yellow)

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@Nerosmyfavorite68 Those are interesting A2 Jesus coins ("anonymous folles"). The Coin 1 reverse has a 6 ray decoration, and 2 horizontal decorations, at the top and bottom. The Coin 2 reverse has a 4 ray decoration or cross, and 2 horizontal decorations, at the top and bottom. Here's my only A2 Jesus coin ("anonymous follis"). On the reverse of my coin, there is a dot on the bottom, below the inscription.

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Basil II. AE 40 Nummi Follis. Minted 976 AD To 1025 AD. Constantinople Mint. Class A2. Sear 1813. Maximum Diameter 31.5 mm. Weight 12.89 grams. Obverse : Jesus Christ With "EMMA" On Left Edge, "NOVHL" On Right Edge, EMMANOVHL Is Latinized Hebrew For "Emmanuel" Meaning "God With Us", "IC XC" On Left And Right, Abbreviation For "IHSUS XRISTUS" Greek For "Jesus Christ". Reverse : "IHSUS XRISTUS BASILEU BASILE" Greek For "Jesus Christ King Of Kings".

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I would postulate that the chipped one of mine is from a provincial mint.  The bottom one is too worn to tell, although the chunky letters might suggest provincial. The flan is also unusual.

Here's the URL to the Forum table, for easy reference: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Anonymous Byzantine Class A Folles

The Forum table seems to correspond mostly to DOC numbers.

Sand's might be Forum table #20? 

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17 minutes ago, Nerosmyfavorite68 said:

I would postulate that the chipped one of mine is from a provincial mint.  The bottom one is too worn to tell, although the chunky letters might suggest provincial. The flan is also unusual.

Here's the URL to the Forum table, for easy reference: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Anonymous Byzantine Class A Folles

The Forum table seems to correspond mostly to DOC numbers.

Sand's might be Forum table #20? 

Interesting. My A2 Jesus coin seems to be either type 3 or type 20. I can't quite tell, how many dots are on the book, even when I hold the coin up to a light, because the book is worn and/or corroded. I found the same table in Grierson's book "Byzantine Coins" page 208. The book says, on pages 205 to 207, that no one knows for sure, what the different decorations mean. The book says, that the decorations may be dates, or they may be mint marks, or they may be something else.

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