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ID number:  BIRBI-B3728
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Herakleios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  582-602; 610-641
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.7
Weight (g):  12.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3916. Spink, January 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N mAVRICI … P AVC (Our lord Maurice, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO … ([Inferred] Year 1-20). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  (Original) MIB II 65Da; (Countermark) MIB III Km.1

Notes:  Single-faced countermark on the reverse of a monogram of Herakleios.

4 Related People

Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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