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ID number:  BIRBI-B3311
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:  640-641
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  6.37
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4525. Glendining, 3rd May 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleonas facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. 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. Reverse: M, monogram of Herakleios above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO XXXI (Year 31). Mint mark: CON ϴ. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 167

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Constantinopolitan coin of Phokas, control mark: Є (5), of uncertain year, and denomination.

5 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Herakleonas
Byzantine
626

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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