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ID number:  BIRBI-B3734
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  610-611
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  11.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0639.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ … RΛCLI PЄRP … (Our lord Herakleios, eternal). Reverse: ANN … I (Year 1). Mint mark: … ON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 158

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a coin of either Justin I, Justinian I, or Justin II (N IVS visible). Pierced obverse to reverse at the top l. of the obverse.

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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