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    Collected Studies on Suetonius by T. Power
    (Histos, 2022-04) Woods, David
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    A note on Arab-Byzantine coins of the jāza hādhā type
    (Israel Numismatic Society, 2019-12) Woods, David
    Attention is drawn to the unnoticed occurrence of the Greek term ΚAΛΟΝ on the reverse of some seventh-century Arab-Byzantine coins of the jāza hādhā type. The implications of the same for the dating and attribution of the two main subtypes within the larger jāza hādhā group are explored.
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    Farewell to Khalid of Tiberias: Reading the Greek legends of an 'enigmatic' Arab-Byzantine type
    (Israel Numismatic Society, 2020-12) Woods, David
    A new reading is proposed of the Greek legend on the reverse of an Arab-Byzantine type struck in Tiberias during the late-seventh century. While this legend has often been interpreted to refer to a certain Khalid, it is argued here that it contains a brief statement of quality similar to that found on the coins of several other Arab-Byzantine mints.
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    A note on the Arab-Byzantine dodecanummium struck in the name of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn Marwān
    (Israel Numismatic Society, 2021-12) Woods, David
    It is argued that the reverse of the dodecanummium attributed to ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn Marwān, governor of Egypt from 685 to 705 CE, because of the Greek legend ΑΒΑΖ in the exergue, conceals the full legend ΑΒ ΑΖ ΙΒ μΑΡ, abbreviating his name in such a way as to place the attribution of the type to him beyond any doubt. In light of this, it seems preferable also to read the legend μΑςΑ on the reverse of another Arab-Byzantine dodecanummium in abbreviation of the name of Māslama ibn Mukḥallād ibn Samīt, governor of Egypt from 669 to 682.
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    A new mint for Julian II: Rauracum rather than Ravenna
    (Royal Numismatic Society, 2018-12) Woods, David
    The existence of solidi struck by Julian II as Augustus with the mint-mark RAV has been confirmed by an example recently sold at auction. It is argued here that this mint-mark probably abbreviates the name of Rauracum (modern Kaiseraugst in Switzerland) rather than of Ravenna as currently assumed.