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Dodecanummium: CM.325-1939

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20


Ruler: Cosroes II (590-628)
Ruler: Heraclius (610-641) (Inferred)
Mint: Alexandria



Measurements and weight

Image(height): 18.54 mm
Image(width): 18.75 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Alexandria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-08-04) by Sherborn, C. Davies, Dr


Uncertain 618 CE - Uncertain 629 CE


Mint-mark ALEX

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 4.64 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Cuirassed bust of Emperor facing in crown with pendilla and cross, star in field at left and crescent at right

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Cross on globe dividing denomination, mint-mark in exergue

  • Text: I B
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.325-1939
Primary reference Number: 166447
DOC: 2-1.336.191
MIB: 3.231.202b
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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