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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3596
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:  632-633
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.25
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0500. A.H. Baldwin, March 1955.
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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 three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N … RAO ЄT ACAOPA-L (Garbled Inscription). Reverse: VICTORI Λ AVCCΛV ([Inferred] Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: S (Year 632-633).

Bibliography:  MIB III 84b

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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