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ID number:  BIRBI-B3388
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:  611-612
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.4
Weight (g):  12.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2557. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped helmet with plume and pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N hRAC … (Our lord Herakleios). Reverse: … NNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 174

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a follis of 498-538, of an uncertain emperor and mint.

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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