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ID number:  BIRBI-B3474
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; Seleukeia-in-Isauria
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mersin, Silifke
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  615-616
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.1
Weight (g):  9.91
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3112. Spink, January 1957; "from Cyprus, 1956".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: 77 ИИ hЄRσ … Єτ h ([Inferred] Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios). Reverse: … INO IIIIII (Year 6). Mint mark: SЄLISЧ. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 192

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a coin of Antioch, of uncertain emperor, denomination, and year.

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