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Herakleios, Copper, Follis, Isaur(i)a, 617/618

 
 

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

M with cross above, below, and ϚII in right field.

 

Exergue

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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

M with cross above, below, and ϚII in right field.

 

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.1980.5
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 617/618
Weight 11.72 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Follis of Maurice, Antioch (traces of date X|II and letter P from mint mark on reverse)

Commentary

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

Acquisition History

From S. Bendall, who acquired it at the ANA convention at Cincinatti, in part exchange for duplicate Palaiologan coins