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ID number:  BIRBI-B2748
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:  Lightweight Solidus (23 carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-613
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1160. Glendining, 13th February 1963; "From 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. A star in the r. of the field. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps; a star in the r. of the field.

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

Bibliography:  MIB III 54

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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