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- ItemNotes on some puzzling legends on seventh-century Arab-Byzantine coinage(Archetype Publications, 2017-03) Woods, DavidThe purpose of this paper is to re-examine some of the more puzzling Greek legends on Arab-Byzantine coins of the so-called Imperial Image phase in order to suggest new understandings or readings of the same. One of the key characteristics of coins of the Imperial Image phase that serves to distinguish them from coins of the preceding Pseudo-Byzantine stage is that they begin to display literate new legends in Greek, and sometimes Arabic also, chiefly the names of the mints, but also statements of quality or validity. Nevertheless, some apparently garbled legends do appear in this phase also. In what follows, I will attempt to demonstrate that some of these may make more sense than initially seems to be the case. In other cases, I will attempt simply to explain the origin of the garbled legends.
- ItemNotes on two Imperial Image obverse types: The falconer and the seated couple(Archetype Publications, 2015-09) Woods, DavidThe ''falconer' on the obverse of a group of Arab-Byzantine coins attributed to the pseudo-Damascus mint derives from a depiction of a 4th-century emperor holding a phoenix-surmounted globe (as does the 'falconer' on Anglo-Saxon sceattas). The seated couple on the obverse of the Arab-Byzantine coins from Scythopolis may have been intended to depict the Tychai of Scythopolis and a second town, probably Gerasa.
- ItemSome Eunapiana(Dept. of Classics, National University of Ireland Maynooth, 2001-12) Woods, David; McGroarty, Kieran