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ID number:  BIRBI-B3080
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:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  611-612
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  10.80
Axis (degrees):  270.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2260. Rome, March 1953; ex Signorelli Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … RACLIS PЄR … (Herakleios, eternal). Reverse: ANN … II (Year 2). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a half-follis of 498 to 537, of the Constantinopolitan mint. Clipped on three sides.

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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