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ID number:  BIRBI-B2716
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):  3.08
Weight (g):  8.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4070. Spink, July 1963; ex T.E. Weller Collection, "From Turkey".
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Herakleios and Herakleios the Elder, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, and crown with pendilia. A cross in between their heads. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d m HЄRΔCL … C … ULII (Our lords Herakleios, consuls). Reverse: ANNO XIII ([Indiction] Year 13). Mint mark: A … AN … Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 16b

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

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios the Elder
Byzantine or Armenian

610
Alexandretta



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