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ID number:  BIRBI-B3574
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Tunis 1954 Hoard
Maker:  Herakleios; Constantine III; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-629
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.40
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 475. bt. A. H. Baldwin 30th August 1954, from a hoard found near Tunis in 1954.
BIRBI-B3574.jpg

Description:  Obverse: busts of Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine facing wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN ЄRACΛII Єτ ЄRA CONT PP (Our Lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 84

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of 'All That Glitters' project.

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