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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3005
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Athens Hoard
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-613
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.23
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0574. A.H. Baldwin, September 1956; "From a hoard recently found near Athens".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios, unbearded, facing r., wearing diadem, paludamentum, and cuirass. Reverse: Cross potent on a globe.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d N … ACLI ЧS PP AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory).

Bibliography:  MIB III 71b

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Athens Hoard



Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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