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ID number:  BIRBI-B2867
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:  629-632
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.40
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0417. Spink, April 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, with long beard and moustache, 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: … hЄRACLIЧS Eτ hЄRA CONSτ PP AV (Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA … VCH (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONO … Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB III 29

Notes:  Doublestrike on the reverse.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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