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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3258
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-630
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  5.85
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, holding a cross-topped sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANN … X (Year 20). Mint mark: … O … Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 164a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a follis of Maurice, of uncertain mint and year.

3 Related People

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


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