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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3058
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  625-629
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.70
Weight (g):  6.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0537. 30th January 1968; ex James R Stewart Collection; ex Grantley Collection, 1944.
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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. K in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: d N hЄRACLI … hЄRA CONSτ ([Inferred] Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: ∂ЄЧS A∂IЧτA ROMANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 140

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
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