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ID number:  BIRBI-B2762
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios; Constantine III; Alexandria; Cyprus
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Alexandria or Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-616
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1445 - bt A. H. Baldwin April 1965, from Istanbul.
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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, all above an exergue line. Reverse: Cross potent on four steps.

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

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV187 var. (Alexandria), MIB III 77 var. (Cyprus)

Notes:  Appears to have an Alexandrian/Cypriot obverse, but not a listed reverse for that mint. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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Whitting, Philip David
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