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ID number:  BIRBI-B2839
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  625-629
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 4007. Spink, 1963.
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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, bearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped diadem. A cross in between the heads of Herakleios and Constantine III. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACLIЧS Єτ hЄRA CONSτ PP A (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 21

Notes:  Graffiti in the field of reverse.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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