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ID number:  BIRBI-B3413
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:  615-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  11.61
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2525. L.A. Lawrence II, January 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: ANN … Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 175a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a follis of Phokas and Leontia, of uncertain mint and year.

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