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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3052
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:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  615-632
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.51
Weight (g):  6.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5159.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios, to the l., and Herakleios Constantine, to the r., facing, seated on a double throne; Herakleios, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross topped crown with pendilia, holding a globus cruciger in r. hand. Herakleios Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys, and cross topped crown, holding a globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross in between their heads. Reverse: A cross potent, above a globe, and three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACLIUS Єτ hЄRA CONSτ PP AV (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: ∂ЄЧS A∂IЧτA ROMANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  DOC I AR 61; MIB III 134

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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