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ID number:  BIRBI-B3168
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:  612-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  10.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2335. Spink, 4th September 1953.
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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, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN … RAC … (Our lords Herakleios). Reverse: ANNO … (Year 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6). Mint mark: CO … Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 160a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype an Antioch follis of Phokas and Leontia.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Constantine III
Byzantine
612
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantinople
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