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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3303
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; Herakleonas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  639-640
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5668. 30th January 1968; ex James R. Stewart collection; ex Kolocasides, Nicosia, April 1947; from either Nicosia or Beirut.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleonas facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. In the centre, Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown, holding cross-topped sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M, monogram of Herakleios above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANN … XXX (Year 30). Mint mark: … ON ϴ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 167

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a two emperor coin, of uncertain mint, denomination, and year.

6 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Herakleonas
Byzantine
626

Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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