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ID number:  BIRBI-B3512
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios; Constantine III; Alexandria; Cyprus
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Alexandria or Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-629
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.30
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1400 - bt. Glendining 17th June 1964, No. 510.
BIRBI-B3512.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Busts of Herakleios bearded and child Herakleios Constantine facing wearing chlamys and jewelled cross crown, cross floating above between heads, all above an exergue line. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ddNN...ΛΛIHVS Єτ hRACO… (Our Lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine eternal Augusti). Reverse: ...AVSЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: I7 (13). Mint mark: …ONO…

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV187b (Alexandria), MIB III 77.8 (Cyprus)

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

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