Pre-reform Arab-Byzantine follis, imitating Constans, 7th century AD, Ummayad Caliphate

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Emperor standing facing, holding globus cruciger tipped with a crescent and a dot, and cross-tipped staff, crude degraded inscriptions around / Large M surrounded by degraded inscriptions. 22mmx17mm, 2.07 grams.These coins are the earliest coins of the first Islamic Caliphate - after conquering the Byzantine Middle East, they issued coins in the corrupted style of Byzantine lli (especially of Constans II). These circulates for about a few decades, until the end of the 7th century.