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ID number:  BIRBI-B3247
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:  629-634
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.35
Weight (g):  12.21
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2025.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown, holding a cross-topped sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A monogram of Herakleios in the l. of the field. Reverse: M, cross on a crescent above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO … ([Inferred] Year 20-24). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 164b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse on a coin of Herakleios and Constantine III, in turn overstruck, obverse on obverse, on a coin of a two emperors.

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