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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2961
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Herakleonas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  638-639
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1666. 30th January 1968; ex A.H.S. Megan, J.B. Hennessy, and James R. Stewart; "Found in Cyprus".
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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: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB III 48

6 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Herakleonas
Byzantine
626

Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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