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ID number:  BIRBI-B2729
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-613
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.09
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1020. Christie, 26th February 1963; "Part of a collection of a Greek diplomat".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown with plume and pendilia, holding a cross in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d N hЄRACL IЧS PP AC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB III 4

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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