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ID number:  BIRBI-B3595
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):  1.3
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0709. A.H. Baldwin, February 1958; ex H. Hertzfelder.
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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 ЄRACLIO ЄRΛ COS PP (Our lord Herakleios, Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOR IΛ ΛCC ([Inferred] Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: Ө (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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