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ID number:  BIRBI-B2750
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; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-616
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0559. July 1956; "From a recent find near Athens".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown. A cross in between the heads of Herakleios and Constantine III. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACLIЧS Єτ hЄRA CONST PP AVC (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 8a

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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