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ID number:  BIRBI-B3422
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:  615-624
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  3.67
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2533. Spink, December 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Eudokia Epiphania facing, standing, smaller, wearing chlamys. In the centre, Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: … NN … ([Inferred] Year 6-14). Mint mark: … KO. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 176

Notes:  Overstruck three times, earliest type Tiberius Constantine large module which is cut down for later undertypes. Globus cruciger and part of radial inscription (illegible) on obverse of overtype, type unclear; follis of unknown mint and type visible on reverse of overtype, but probably not same coin as undertype visible on obverse.

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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