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ID number:  BIRBI-B3592
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:  626-627
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.25
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0604. A.H. Baldwin, February 1957.
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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 a step.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ЄRΛC LIO CONT PP (Our lord Herakleios, Constantine, eternal). Indiction year: I … ([Inferred] Year 626-627). Reverse: VICTOR IA ACC ([Inferred] Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: IЄ (Year 626-627).

Bibliography:  MIB III 84a

Notes:  Graffitied "X" to the r. of the cross potent on the reverse.

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Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
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