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ID number:  BIRBI-B3420
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; Eudokia Epiphania; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  615-619
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.95
Weight (g):  6.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2531. A.H. Baldwin, September 1952; "brought from North Africa by a national service man in the R.A.F."
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Eudokia Epiphania facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown with pendilia. In the centre, Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO Ϛ … ([Inferred] Year 6-9). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 176

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse on a coin of Phokas, in turn overstruck obverse on reverse on a year ten follis of Justin II and Sophia.

5 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Eudokia Epiphania
Byzantine
611

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