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ID number:  BIRBI-B3722
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Asia: Syria
Culture:  Byzantine; Sasanian; Arabic
Date made:  613-696
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  10.73
Axis (degrees):  135.00
BIRBI-B3722.jpg

Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … AΛCNCTO (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: … NN … XIII (Year 13). Mint mark: OCNKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III X32

Notes:  This coin is an imitation of the Byzantine from Syria, but it is unclear whether it was under the Persian occupation or the early Caliphate.

3 Related People

Uncertain mint



Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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