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ID number:  BIRBI-B3416
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):  2.9
Weight (g):  10.60
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5541. Tchalikian, Beirut, September 1967.
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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. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … NN hRA … LI … S … τ h … RA … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 175a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a pre-reform, Antioch coin of Justinian I (MIB I 131).

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Herakleios I
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Nikomedia
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