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ID number:  BIRBI-B2785
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:  616-625
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0143. A.H. Baldwin, January 1952.
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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 AV (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 11

Notes:  Die crumbling in between the heads of Herakleios and Constantine III.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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