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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3472
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-614
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  3.17
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3909. A.H. Baldwin, 3rd December 1960; "brought in with an odd lot of junk box coins".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: I, cross above. A star in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … hRACLI PЄRP AVS (Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: KYZ. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 190

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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