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ID number:  BIRBI-B3372
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:  617-618
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.00
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1068.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … LIЧS PP … (Herakleios, eternal). Reverse: ANN … ЧIII (Year 8). Mint mark: … CC.

Bibliography:  MIB III 228

Notes:  Possible overstrike; undertype unclear.

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