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ID number:  BIRBI-B2739
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-613
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0195. Stack, New York, 28th June 1952; ex Charles Raphael Collection.
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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 three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: o N hЄRACLI ЧS PP AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 5

Notes:  Doublestrike on both the obverse and reverse.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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