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ID number:  BIRBI-B3021
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:  613-641
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.8
Weight (g):  2.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1183. Sotheby, 2nd March 1963; ex Dr S.G. Eleftheriadis.
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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: ∂ N hЄRACLI ЧSτ PP AV (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB III 72

Notes:  Graffiti in the r. of the field of the 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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