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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3172
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:  622-623
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  8.89
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5546. Tchalikian, Beirut, October 1967.
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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: … n … LSЧ Єτ … RA CO … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: AN … XIII (Year 13). Mint mark: None visible. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 160a

Notes:  We have catalogued this coin as Constantinople because we can no longer see a mint mark, however, Whitting says he could see … NK, which would make this coin Arab-Byzantine, or imitation if true.

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