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ID number:  BIRBI-B3083
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:  612-613
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  9.28
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0606. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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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 decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N hRACLI ЧS ЄRP AV (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Mint mark: … Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a Kyzikos follis of Phokas, control mark: A (1).

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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