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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2761
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-616
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 677 - bt Spink September 1957, from Turkey.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Herakleios bearded and child Herakleios Constantine facing wearing chlamys and jewelled cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dNN hERACLIuS Et hERACONST PP AV (Our Lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGu (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC I AV, MIB III 8a

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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Herakleios
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