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ID number:  BIRBI-B2994
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:  Lightweight Solidus (23 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-616
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.69
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1154. Spink, July 1963; "From Egypt".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown. A cross in between the heads of Herakleios and Constantine III. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps; a star to the l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … IЧS Єτ hЄRA CONSτ PP AV ([Inferred] Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: … C … RIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 55

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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