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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2753
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
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
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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 the upper r. of the field, above Constantine III's head. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACLI … Є … ЄRA CONST PP AV (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 8a

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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