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ID number:  BIRBI-B3085
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):  3.50
Weight (g):  11.12
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0642. A.H. Baldwin, June 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … RACLI PЄRP A … (Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … NNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a half-follis of 498 to 537. Clipped on three sides.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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