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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3011
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:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-613
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1302. Spink, 17th December 1963; "From Egypt, July 1963".
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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 hRACLI ЧS PP AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB III 71a

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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