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ID number:  BIRBI-B3159
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:  615-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  4.25
Weight (g):  16.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3081.
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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, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Between their heads, a cross. Reverse: M, star above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: I D [in retrograde] NN LЄΛ … COHΔCOΠIO (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: ANNO ЧI (Year 6). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III X19

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a coin of Tiberius II, of uncertain date, mint, and denomination.

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
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641
Constantinople
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