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ID number:  BIRBI-B3112
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:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  612-613
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  8.88
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2490.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smallar, unbearded, wearing chlamys and cross-topped crown, holding globus cricoger in r, hand. Between their heads, a cross. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ˩ NN H … RAC … Єτ … A C … τ P … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal). Reverse: … N … O III (Year 3). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 160b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a follis of Phokas and Leontia, year one or two, of uncertain mint.

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