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ID number:  BIRBI-B3346
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  612-613
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  11.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1058. Hall Sale, November 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … RI … LIЧS PP AV … (Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: A … III (Year 3). Mint mark: TЄ …

Bibliography:  MIB III 218a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a year six follis of Phokas, of uncertain mint.

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