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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2714
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; Alexandretta
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  İskenderun
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  609-610
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  3.6
Weight (g):  9.72
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0542. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Herakleios and Herakleios the Elder, facing, bearded, bareheaded, wearing chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders. A cross in between their heads. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … M … ЄRACLIO CON … LI (Our lords Herakleios, consuls). Reverse: ANNO XIII ([Indiction] Year 13). Mint mark: AΛЄΞANΔ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 16a

Notes:  Hahn assigns this coin to Alexandria, but we have preferred the DOC attribution, because of the denomination problem.

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610
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1903
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