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Herakleios, Copper, Twelve Nummi, Alexandria, 618-628

 
 

Obverse

No inscription. Frontal bust of Herakleios, beardless, wearing cuirass and crown with pendilia and cross. Eight-pointed star in left field, crescent in right field.

Reverse

Cross on globus with I to left and B to right.

Exergue

ΑΛΕ

Obverse

No inscription. Frontal bust of Herakleios, beardless, wearing cuirass and crown with pendilia and cross. Eight-pointed star in left field, crescent in right field.

Reverse

Cross on globus with I to left and B to right.

Exergue

ΑΛΕ

Accession number BZC.1974.5.14
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.1:337, no. 192
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Metal Copper
Denomination Twelve Nummi
Mint Alexandria
Date 618628
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 18.26 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a dodecanummium of Class 2. As DOC 2.1:337, no. 192, but complete.

MIB 3: no. 202a (heavier variety).

C. Morrisson and O. Picard, “Les monnaies byzantines de la réforme d’Anastase au début du monnayage abbaside,” 300–301, nos. 3021–70.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 19 April 1974