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Title: Some Greek and bilingual Arab-Byzantine bronze coins of Damascus and Hims-Emesa: some new examples of iconography and palaeography, with reference to some Byzantine issues of the late 6th and 7th centuries
Authors: Trombley, Frank R.
Keywords: urban mintsConstans IISyria and Palestinebronze coinage
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Frank R. Trombley, "Some Greek and bilingual Arab-Byzantine bronze coins of Damascus and Hims-Emesa: some new examples of iconography and palaeography, with reference to some Byzantine issues of the late 6th and 7th centuries", in Bruno Callegher e Arianna D'Ottone (a cura di): The 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 58-76.
Series/Report no.: Polymnia: Numismatica antica e medievale. Studi
3
Abstract: 
There
is practically nothing in the historical sources about his having shown an
interest in minting bronze coins. (WALKER 1956: p. xxv) There has been some
discussion about the issuing authority and chronology of the bronze coinage of Mu‘$wiya’s forty years as governor and caliph. The first bronze issues of
urban mints have a terminus ante quem in the last years of his governorship,
that is, in the 650s CE, to judge from an apparent hoard edited by Phillips and
Goodman. (PHILLIPS-GOODMAN 1997)
The earliest forms of this coinage have been called Type I, Pseudo-
Byzantine or ‘imitative’ issues, which Tony Goodwin has divided into nine
distinct series, Types A-I (GOODWIN 2005: pp. 16-17) An important series of
these, Type B, imitations – often crudely – the obverse of Herakeios’ coins of
Cyprus bearing the triple imperial image of Herakleios, Herakleios Constantine
and Martina (HAHN 1981: 198a-b. FOSS 2008, nos. 3-4. ALBUM-GOODWIN 2002:
nos. 505-506. GOODWIN 2005: no. 2). A more extensive series, Goodwin’s Types I
D-F, bears the obverse image of emperor Constans II copied from the standard
bronze coinage of the mint of Constantinople in first eight years of his reign.
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/8706
ISBN: 978-88-8303-459-6
Appears in Collections:03 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins

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