Galeria Valeria - Augusta 308-311 A.D. -  AE Reduced Follis - 27mm, 7.23gr
Galeria, her diademed and draped bust right.
Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple in right hand and
lifting drapery over left shoulder.
D in left field, MKV in Exergue.

Minted at the 4th officina (D) in Cyzicus (Balkiz, Turkey) in 308-309 A.D.

Sutherland, C.H.V., "Roman Imperial Coinage", Volume 6 (RIC), Cyzicus, p586, nr 46.
Voetter, Otto, "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiser, Kaiserinnen und Caesaren von Diocletianus bis Romulus, Katalog der
hinterlassenen Sammlung und Aufzeichnung des Herrn Paul Gerin" (Voetter-Gerin), Cyzicus, Galeria Valeria, p135, nr 2.
Sear, D.R., "Roman Coins and their Values" (RCV Millennium Edition), p305, nr. 14599.
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins II" (ERIC II),  p818, nr. 65 (B1, O1, R1, T1, M3, Exe: Delta/MKV)
Suarez, R., "Encyclopedia of Roman Imperial Coins II" (ERIC II-digital),  p679, nr. 65 (B1, O1, R1, T1, M3, Exe: Delta/MKV)
Cohen, H, "Descriptions Historique des Monnaies frappees sous l'Empire Romain" (C), Volume 7, p129, nr. 2.
Failmezger, V., "Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism To Christianity 294-364 A.D.", nr 210GV.
Van Meter, D., "Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins", p282, nr 3.
Kampmann, U., "Die Münzen der römischen Kaiserzeit" (K, 2e Auflage), p394, nr. 123.1.

Quality: Very Fine
Scarcity: C (Common)

This coin was once part of the Northern Sinai hoard, found around 1965 "at a tel just to the west of the village of esh-Sheikh Zuweid.
The site of the tel, on the ancient Via Maris, has been identified with the Beth Tappuah (i.e. House of the Apple), known in Greek as
Boutaphion. It is on the coast c. 15 km south-west of Rafah towards El Arish, which in 1965 was the capital of Egyptian Sinai." (1)
The coin still has the original green patina which is typical of coins from the Northern Sinai Hoard..

(1) = Cathy E. King & Arnold Spaer, "A Hoard of Folles from Northern Sinai", Numismatic Chronicle, 1977, p66.

See my page on "My folles from the Northern Sinai Hoard"

Souce: Archaelogical Center Jaffa.