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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3059
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:  625-629
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  6.57
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4096. A.H. Baldwin, 22nd August 1963.
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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 hЄRACLIЧS Єτ hЄRA CO ([Inferred] Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: ∂ЄЧS A∂IЧτA ROMANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 140

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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British
1903
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Constantine III
Byzantine
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
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