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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2707
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; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  608-610
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 726 - bt A. H. Baldwin April 1958, ex Herzfelder.
BIRBI-B2707.jpg

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 three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN HЄRACΛI CONSVΛIJΓ (Our Lords Herakleioi Consuls). Reverse: VICTORIA CONSVΛII (Consular Victory). Control mark: Γ (3). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV3, MIB II 1

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

4 Related People

Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios the Elder
Byzantine or Armenian

610
Herakleios
Byzantine
c.575
641
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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