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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2763
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):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1465 - Istanbul 3rd July 1965.
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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: …ERACLIЧ[reversed]S Eτ hЄRA CONST PP AV (Our Lord Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVҀЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV8h, MIB III 8a

Notes:  Double-struck on both faces. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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