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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2706
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios the Elder; Herakleios; Alexandria
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Lower Egypt: Alexandria
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  608-610
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 599 - bt Spink December 1956, originally bt from Dr. Jakob Hirsch (Munich).
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Herkleios the elder and younger both bearded and bareheaded facing, wearing chlamys with loros scarf, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ON ЄRACLIIO CONSVLIθA (Our Lords Herakleioi Consuls). Reverse: VICTORIA CONSABIA (Consular Victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV11, MIB II 3

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

4 Related People

Herakleios
Byzantine
c.575
641
Alexandria



Herakleios the Elder
Byzantine or Armenian

610
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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