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ID number:  BIRBI-B3385
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-611
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  11.79
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2744.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and helmet with plume and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … ЄRACL I … P AVC (Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … NNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: … IKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 174

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a follis of 498-538. In between the undertype and the overtype another possible overstrike, obverse on obverse, on a coin of Constantinople.

3 Related People

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


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