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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3338
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-639
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  2.86
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire and crown, holding sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A monogram of Herakleios in the l. of the field. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO X … (Year 20-29). Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 171

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a coin of Herakleios and Constantine III, of uncertain mint, year, and denomination. Clipped on four sides as though flan cut out from much larger coin.

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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