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ID number:  BIRBI-B3369
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  614-615
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  5.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1069.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d N hЄRAC … S PP AVC (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ч [in retrograde] (Year 5). Mint mark: ϴЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB III 228

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a coin of Herakleios, of uncertain denomination and year; possibly of Thessalonica mint.

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