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Herakleios, Copper, Follis, Isaur(i)a, 616/617

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios, bearded, at left. Smaller frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine at right. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross. Cross between their heads.

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Reverse

with cross above, below, and |N|N|[O] in left field.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Herakleios, bearded, at left. Smaller frontal bust of Herakleios Constantine at right. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross. Cross between their heads.

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Reverse

with cross above, below, and |N|N|[O] in left field.

Accession number BZC.1977.26
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.1:330, no. (183)
Ruler Herakleios
Date of Reign 610–641
Associated Authority Herakleios Constantine III
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Isaur(i)a
Date 616/617
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 9.75 g
Relation of Dies 4:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Grierson believed that the inscription in the reverse exergue designates the city of Isaura Palaia, but it is more likely that it is an abbreviation for the province Isauria.

Acquisition History

Gift of Harlan J. Berk, 29 July 1977