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ID number:  BIRBI-B3170
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):  3.15
Weight (g):  9.83
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2471.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys. 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, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … ЄRA CO … (Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: ANNO … (Year 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6). Mint mark: CO … Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 160b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a year five follis of Phokas, of uncertain mint.

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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