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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.860
People
Abd-al-Malik (Umayyads) (690 - 702)
Title
Coin of Herakleios
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
629-630 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75253
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
5.99 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: None. None.
  • Reverse Inscription: Large "Lambda". To l., ANNO (downwards). In ex., CON. To r., XX (X above X). Beneath, A.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 2.1, 117a.2 (p. 301)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.860
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: To l., Heraclius standing, with mustache and long beard, wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding long cross in r. hand. To r., Heraclius Constantine standing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; in r. hand, gl. cr. Between heads, star. To l., imperial monogram. To r., K.
Rev.: Lambda.

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