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ID number:  BIRBI-B3330
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-630
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  5.55
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4548.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire and crown. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys and crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: AN … XX (Year 20). Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 171a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Kyzikos follis of Herakleios, Eudokia Epiphania, and Constantine III, possibly of year eleven.

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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British
1903
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Constantine III
Byzantine
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
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