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ID number:  BIRBI-B3055
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:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  615-625
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  6.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5519. A.H. Baldwin, 21st June 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios, bearded, wearing chlamys and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III, unbearded, smaller, wearing chlamys and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Both seated on a double throne facing; and a cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent above a globe and three steps. I in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRA … τ hRA CONSτ P … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal). Reverse: dЄЧS A … IЧτA ROMANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 138

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse, on a coin of the same type. Clipped to the upper right and right of obverse.

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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