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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3147
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:  614-615
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  11.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0628.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, wearing chlamys. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … h … ON (Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: … NN … Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: … O … Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 160b

Notes:  Twice overstruck; first, obverse on reverse, on a year four follis of Phokas, control mark: A (1); in turn overstruck on a follis of Justin II, obverse on reverse - both of uncertain mints.

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