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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4322
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine IV; Herakleios; Tiberios; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  668-681
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.45
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0321 - bt A. H. Baldwin November 1951, from Paris.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing wearing crown, cuirass and paludamentum, holding spear transversely behind head in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps flanked by Herakleios and Tiberios standing facing wearing cross crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in r. hand, * between cross and Herakleios and H between cross and Tiberios.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DO …CC (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: none.

Bibliography:  MIB III 24, DOC II.2 AV44b

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

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