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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B0103
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Anastasius I; Herakleios; Sicily
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  498-518; 610-613
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.50
Weight (g):  16.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0597. Forrer, August 1948.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Anastasius facing r. wearing diadem, curiass and paludamentum. Reverse: Cross above, star in l. field and r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ANAST… SIVS PP AVC (Our lord Anastasius, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: M (40). Mint mark: SCLS. Control mark: A(1).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 23a; MIB I, 27.2 (For the Anastasian coin); DOC II.1 241a.2 (For the Herakleian countermark)

Notes:  With Herakleian Sicilian countermark.

4 Related People

Herakleios
Byzantine
c.575
641
Anastasius I
Byzantine

518
Sicily
Roman;Ostrogothic;Italian;Aghlabid;Norman;Sicilian


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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