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ID number:  BIRBI-B2718
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  İskenderun
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  609-610
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.67
Weight (g):  5.28
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5224. Spink, 15th March 1966; ex. T.E. Weller Collection.
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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: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d m N … O CONSЧL (Our lords Herakleios, consuls). Reverse: ANNO XIII ([Indiction] Year 13). Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 17

Notes:  Hahn assigns this coin to Alexandria, but we have preferred the DOC attribution, because of the denomination problem. Overstruck obverse on reverse, on an uncertain undertype.

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