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ID number:  BIRBI-B3087
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):  3.15
Weight (g):  11.35
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3116. Spink, January 1957; "From Cyprus".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped crown with pendilia and plume, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N hЄ … ACLI … (Our lord Herakleios). Reverse: AN … II (Year 2). Mint mark: … Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck twice; first, obverse on reverse, on a pre-reform Justinian I follis of Antioch; second, obverse on reverse, of an unknown undertype.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
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