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ID number:  BIRBI-B2780
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; Uncertain mint
Denomination:  Solidus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  616-625
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1453. A.H. Baldwin, 3rd May 1965; "From Istanbul".
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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: … ЄRA … ЄRA CONSτ PP AV (Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є• (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 107a

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Herakleios I
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641
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Whitting, Philip David
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Uncertain mint



Constantine III
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612
641
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