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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2779
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Athens Hoard
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Solidus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  616-625
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0561. July 1956; "Found near Athens, recently, in a hoard of fifty odd solidi, mainly of Phocas".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped diadem. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped diadem. A cross in the upper r. of the field, above Constantine III's head. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACLIЧS Єτ hЄRA CONSτ PP AC (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є• (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 107a

Notes:  Doublestrike on the reverse.

5 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Uncertain mint



Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Athens Hoard



Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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