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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3094
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):  3.15
Weight (g):  11.92
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0575.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N hRAC … R AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … NO III (Year 3). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a coin of Phokas.

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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