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ID number: BIRBI-B2875
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Mandres Hoard
Maker: Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 629-632
Diameter (cm): 2
Weight (g): 4.45
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 1664. 30th January 1968; Mandres Hoard, 1950; ex James R. Stewart Collection.
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: dd NN hЄRACLIЧS Eτ hЄRA CONSτ PP A (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Z [in retrograde] (7).
Bibliography: MIB III 29