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ID number:  BIRBI-B3411
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; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  612-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.9
Weight (g):  9.75
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1648. B. Kent, Lewes, January 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: ANNO … ([Inferred] Year 3-6). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 175a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype an Antioch coin of Phokas and Leontia, of uncertain denomination and year.

4 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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