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ID number:  BIRBI-B3239
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:  629-630
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.7
Weight (g):  10.48
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0273.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, cross on a crescent above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO XX (Year 20). Mint mark: CO … Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 164b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a Kyzikos coin of Herakleios, control mark: B (2), of uncertain denomination and year.

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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