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AV 1078, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
AV 1078, obverse (right) and reverse (left)

Gold Solidus (‘Mutilated Cross’ Type)

AV 1078

without mint name; but possibly struck in Damascus

no date; (circa 680–90)

AV 1078, obverse (right) and reverse (left)
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Gold Solidus (‘Mutilated Cross’ Type)

AV 1078

without mint name; but possibly struck in Damascus

no date; (circa 680–90)

4.37g; 20mm

Obverse field: busts of emperor, bearded, and son with short beard, both wearing crowns with ‘mutilated’ crosses (crossbars on crosses removed); margin: Greek inscription.

Reverse field: T-shaped ‘mutilated’ cross on four steps, I to left, A to right; margin: clockwise from bottom left, VICTORIA AVGGS, and below, CONOB.