Ptolemaic Egypt; Ptolemy II Philadelphus BCE 285-246

AR Tetradrachm. TYRE MINT Yr. 30= BCE 256-255, 13.6 g, 27 mm.
Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, with aegis at neck.
Reverse – ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt. Club of Hercules & monogram in left field, graffito in right field along with Λ designating Yr. 30.
Sear GC 7773 variety.
Ex: Incitatus

China; Zhou Dynasty BCE 1122-221

周朝 AE "Yi Dao", before BCE 255, 19mm, 1.62 g, Schjöth 78
O: reading from right of square to left, "YI" -"DAO" 刀 一
R: blank
Ex: Frank S. Robinson

China; Zhou Dynasty BCE 1122-221

周朝 "Ming Dao" 明刀or Ming knife Money, c. BCE 400, AE 13.68 g, 134 x 17 mm, Schjöth 51 variety.

O: Chinese Character "Ming"
R: No additional characters

Ex: Universal Stamp & Coin

China; Zhou Dynasty BCE 1122-221

周朝 "Bridge" money, AE 7.o g., 115 x 40 mm (outer end x inner end) c. BCE 600-300(?) .

This "currency" may actually be slightly older than the dates given though the range is approximate. Some believe that these were actually chimes that were buried with deceased nobility that may or may not have had a monetary purpose.

Ex: Frank S. Robinson

China; Zhou Dynasty BCE 1122-221

周朝 (c. BCE 600 - 300) AE JIN (?) 'ghost head' or 'ant nose' money. Ding Fubao 4, Mitchiner ACW 5376, Schjoth XX.16 , 18 x 12 mm, 2.44 g.
Ex: Frank S. Robinson

Islamic; Umayyad Caliphate CE 661-750

'Abd al-Malik CE 685-705, AE Fals, Qinnasrin mint, 1.27 g, c. CE 694-697 "standing Caliph design".
Walker 107
O: ﻦﯿﻨﻣﻮﻤﻟﺍﺮﯿﻣﺍ ﻚﻠﻤﻟﺍﺪﺒﻋﷲﺍﺪﺒﻌﻟ
"Of the servant of Allah, 'Abd al-Malik, Commander of the Faithful"
"L'abd allah 'abdalmalik amir al-mu'mineen"
Caliph standing holding the Saif ad-Din to the right.

R: ﷲﺍ ﻝﻮﺳﺭ ﺪﻤﺤﻣ ﻩﺪﺣﻭ ﷲﺍ ﻻﺍ ﻪﻟﺍ ﻻ
"There is no G-d but Allah, he is one, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah"
"La ila ala Allah wahdahu Muhammad Rasul Allah"
acceptable Islamic replacement for the Byzantine Cross on steps motif, "staff on pediment intersected by oval near top"(M. Bates, ANS handbook 2)
to the vertical right is the mint mark "Bi-Qinnasrin" ﻦﯾﺮﺴﻨﻘﺑ and to the vertical left is "waf" ﻑﺍﻭ which means "reliable" as in 'this money is reliable for all transactions....'

Ex: Allan G. Berman
SOLD: 2007

Byzantine; Constans II CE 641-668

AE Follis (40 Nummia), 5.53 g, Syracuse mint, c. CE 651-654
O: facing portrait of Constans II with short beard
R: large M with SCL below and monogram of Constans II above (Sear Monogram 35)
Sear 1106
Ex: Amphora
Sold: 2007

Byzantine; Justinian CE 527-565

AE Follis (40 Nummia), 22.37 g, Constantinople mint, ANNO XIIII= CE 540-541
O: DN IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVC, helmeted facing bust with globus cruciger
R: large M with cross above, ANNO to left, X/II/II vertically to right, officina B below and CON in exergue.
Sear 163 variety
Sold: 2007

Nero CE 54-68 Provincial Syria

[Regnal Year 6/Caesarian Year 108/CE 59-60]
AR Tetradrachm (Sela' Neronit), Antioch mint, 14.74g 24x29mm

OBS: laur bust rt wearing aegis ΝΕΡΩNOΣ ΚΑΙΣAPOΣ ΣΕΒAΣTOY

REV: Eagle stg l on thunderbolt, wings spread, palm branch before, in field to right: ς / HP

SGI 617, BMC 189v

Tantalus ID#35557
Ex: Ancient Byways

Arab-Byzantine Fals CE 660-700

AE Fals, circa CE 692-694, Emesa mint in Syria.
M. 9
O: Type imitates the bust of Constans II
on right vertical inscription in Greek KAΛON
On left vertical inscription in Arabic (bi-Hims “From Emesa”/Hims in Arabic) ﺺﻤﺤﺑ
R: on either side of large M is the Greek inscription

ЄMI (left vertical) CHC (right vertical)

In the exergue is the Arabic inscription: (Tayyib “good” ﺐﯿﻃ)

SOLD: 2007