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ID number:  BIRBI-B3510
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Herakleios I; Eastern military mint
Denomination:  Solidus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.51
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 2422. Ex P.D. Whitting Collection, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and chrismon-topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d N hЄRACLI ЧS PP AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: IΩ (Uncertain meaning).

Bibliography:  MIB III 76; DOC II.1 AV 186 (Alexandria)

Notes:  Mint attribution for this type of coin disputed; MIB - Cyprus or Eastern Military Mint; DOC - Alexandria; Bendall - Jerusalem.

3 Related People

Eastern military mint
Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
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