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ID number:  BIRBI-B3305
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; Herakleonas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  639-640
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  5.91
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4526. Spink, February 1951.
BIRBI-B3305.jpg

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: None visible. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 166

Notes:  Clipped on three sides as though flan cut out from much larger coin. Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype unclear.

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