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ID number:  BIRBI-B3255
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:  629-636
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  11.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2042.
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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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANN … (Year 20-26). Mint mark: CO … Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB III 164

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse on a year three, Constantinopolitan follis of Herakleios and Constantine III, in turn overstruck, obverse on reverse, on a Nikomedia follis of Justin II and Sophia.

4 Related People

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


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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