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ID number:  BIRBI-B3478
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:  616-617
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  11.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2995. A.H. Baldwin, August 1955.
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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. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M, chrismon above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: \7 ИИ h … (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: ANNO ϚI (Year 7). Mint mark: SЄL … Control mark: B [in retrograde] (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 192

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a half-follis of Maurice.

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