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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3627
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:  Decanummium
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-641
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  2.98
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5295. A.H. Baldwin, 7th May 1966; "casual purchase."

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown with pendilia and trefoil ornament, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: X; cross above and star below. A pellet in the upper and lower l. of the field, and in the upper and lower r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N ЄRAC LIO PPΛ ΛVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: NM (Nummi).

Bibliography:  MIB III 237a

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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