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ID number:  BIRBI-B3370
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; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  614-615
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  5.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1070.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N hЄRA … S PP A … (Our lord Herakleios, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: ϴЄC.

Bibliography:  MIB III 228

Notes:  Possible overstrike; undertype unclear.

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Thessalonica



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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