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ID number:  BIRBI-B3584
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; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  620-621
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.4
Weight (g):  4.14
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0408. J.C.S. Rashleigh, January 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. Between their heads, a cross. Reverse: Cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRA CO … PP (Our lord Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOR IΛ ΛCC ([Inferred] Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONO … Indiction year: Ѳ (Year 620-621).

Bibliography:  MIB III 84a

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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