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ID number:  BIRBI-B3729
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Maurice; Herakleios I; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  588-589; 610-641
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  12.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1512.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown or helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N m … V … Ib PP (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal). Reverse: … NNO ϚI (Year 7). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  (Original) MIB II 75D or 76Db; (Countermark) MIB III Km.1a

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

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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