A Hoard of Seventh-century Byzantine Solidi found in Arbela (Iraqi Kurdistan)
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A Hoard of Seventh-century Byzantine Solidi found in Arbela (Iraqi Kurdistan)

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A Hoard of Seventh-century Byzantine Solidi found in Arbela (Iraqi Kurdistan)

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dc.contributor.author López Sánchez, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Martínez Chico, David
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-28T16:47:27Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-29T05:45:06Z
dc.date.issued 2019 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/76802
dc.description.abstract Recently a Kurdish source has informed us of a great hoard of 64 Byzantine solidi, dated to the reigns of Phocas, Heraclius and Constans II. Unfortunately the coins have been sold out and their whereabouts cannot be traced. Also, and as the coins were sold quickly we have only obverses for some of them, the ones numbered from 41 to 60. The exact archaeological context of the hoard is unknown, but it was found in, or nearby, the modern city of Erbil, ancient Arbela, in Iraqi Kurdistan, Nothern Iraq. According to the information we received, the hoard is complete and it seems that this is the only important hoard of 7th century Byzantine solidi found in Northern Iraq. The bulk of the coins - 45 solidi - were struck by Emperor Heraclius (610- 641 AD) but 15 solidi are dated to the the reign of Phocas (603-610 AD) and 4 more are dated to Constans II (641-668 AD). The hoard was deposited around 660 AD, roughly at the time of the last resistance of the Byzantines to the conquest of Northern Mesopotamia by the Muslim armies. Mintmark, fabric and style of the solidi suggest the series were all issued by the imperial mint of Constantinople. es_ES
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dc.source López Sánchez, F. & Martínez Chico, D. (2019): "A Hoard of Seventh-century Byzantine Solidi found in Arbela (Iraqi Kurdistan)", Numismatic Chronicle 179, pp. 388-396 + plates 50/52. Royal Numismatic Society. es_ES
dc.title A Hoard of Seventh-century Byzantine Solidi found in Arbela (Iraqi Kurdistan) es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::HISTORIA es_ES
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