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ID number:  BIRBI-B3353
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:  617-618
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  8.98
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3049. B.A. Seaby, 30th January 1956.
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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 with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … R … PP A … (Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … ЧIII ([Inferred] Year 8). Mint mark: ϴЄC. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 220

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

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