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ID number:  BIRBI-B3097
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):  3.5
Weight (g):  10.11
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0573. Hall Sale, November 1950.
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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 decorate with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N hRAC … AV … (Our lord Herakleios, Augustus). Reverse: … NNO III (Year 3). Mint mark: CO … Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a follis of Constantinople, of Phokas and Leontia, either year one or year two.

3 Related People

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


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