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ID number:  BIRBI-B3594
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Carthage 1945 Hoard
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  641-642
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.1
Weight (g):  4.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1582. 5th October 1966; Carthage 1945 Hoard.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and trefoil-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and trefoil-topped crown. Between their heads, a cross. Reverse: Cross potent on two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ЄRACI … N PP A (Our lord Herakleios, Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI Λ ΛGЧ ([Inferred] Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: IЄ (Year 641-642).

Bibliography:  MIB III 85

Notes:  Date suggests the coin may have been struck after Herakleios' death.

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Carthage 1945 Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
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