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ID number:  BIRBI-B3515
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; Alexandria
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Africa: Egypt, Lower Egypt, Alexandria
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-618
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1391. Leu, Zurich, April 1964.
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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: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dd NN hЄRACЧS Є … ЄRA CON … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: IX (Uncertain meaning).

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV 187; MIB III 77 (Cyprus or Eastern Military Mint)

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