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ID number:  BIRBI-B2953
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; Herakleonas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  638-639
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0843. A.H. Baldwin, August 1959; "From Beirut".
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Description:  Obverse: In the centre, Herakleios facing, standing, with long beard and moustache, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown; holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown; holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the l., Herakleonas facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown; holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. Monogram of Herakleios in the l. of the field; B [with extended stem] in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 48

Notes:  Doublestruck on the reverse.

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Herakleios I
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Constantine III
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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