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ID number:  BIRBI-B3295
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:  639-640
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  4.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4532.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire and crown, holding cross-topped sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, monogram of Herakleios above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO XXX (Year 30). Mint mark: … (Untranslatable mint mark). Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 165

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a half-follis of Herakleios, Eudokia Epiphania, and Constantine III.

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