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ID number:  BIRBI-B3320
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  611-612
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  4.51
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5170. Spink, February 1966 (Weller).
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: UU hЄ … IЧS PP AV (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: A … II (Year 2). Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 169a

Notes:  Clipped on two sides as though flan cut out from much larger coin.

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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