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Attribution: Mitchiner Medieval Pilgrim & Secular badges 1070|
Date: Circa AD 625
Obverse: Clay token stamped with emblem of cross and figures of Saints Peter and Paul to each side
Weight: 1.44 grams
Description: According to tradition, Byzantine ruler Heraclius recaptured the "true cross" along with other relics from Sassanian King Khusro II who had taken it as part of the spoils of war when he sacked the holy city of Jerusalem. Supposedly, a small piece of this "true cross" on which Jesus was crucified was burned and the ashes were mixed with the clay used to produce these pilgrimage tokens which commemorate the safe return of the cross to Jerusalem. These have become increasingly hard to find are very popular. Click here to see the page in Michael Mitchiner's book Medieval Pilgrim & Secular badges.
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Attribution: RIC Vi 62 var. (one captive) Rome|
Date: AD 274
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ORIEN-S A-VG, Sol walking left treading on captive seated left, right hand raised and globe in left, T in exergue
Weight: 4.62 grams
Description: A splendid coin on a smallish thick flan with bold Rome style. The captive is much larger than usual and Sol has large defined features.
Attribution: SNG von Aulock 1063|
Date: 2nd Century BC
Obverse: Veiled head of Demeter right
Reverse: AΠOΛΛ[Æ] / NITÆN; Two torches
Size: 16.37 mm
Weight: 4.36 grams
Attribution: BMC 52|
Date: 300-190 BC
Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche left
Reverse: Head and forepaw of Lion left
Size: 17.42 mm
Weight: 4.2 grams
Description: From a very old collection with cabinet tag.
Attribution: Sear Byzantine 1635 Syracuse mint|
Date: 817-820 AD
Obverse: Crowned facing busts of Leo V and Constantine, cross between them
Reverse: Large Λ•K; Cross above
Weight: 4.42 grams