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ID number:  BIRBI-B3276
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  633-634
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  4.54
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5721. 30th January 1968; ex James R. Stewart Collection; Nicosia, 1947.
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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 XXIIII (Year 24). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 164b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a double figure coin, probably of Herakleios and Constantine III.

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