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ID number:  BIRBI-B3623
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  616-617
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  6.19
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1293. Hall Sale, November 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: XX; a pellet between the numerals, and a cross above. A star in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N Є RACLIO … (Our lord Herakleios). Reverse: None. Mint mark: KRTS. Indiction year: Є (Year 616-617).

Bibliography:  MIB III 235

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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