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ID number:  BIRBI-B2887
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Limassol Hoard
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-632
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0128. 30th January 1968; Limassol Hoard, 1954; ex James R. Stewart Collection.
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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: dd NN hЄRACLIЧS Єτ hЄRA CONSτ PP (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB III 29

6 Related People

Limassol Hoard



Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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