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ID number:  BIRBI-B3597
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:  633-634
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.15
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1608. A.H. Baldwin, 21st June 1967; "from a northern collection".
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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; a pellet in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N ЄRACLIO CON … PP A (Our lord Herakleios, Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR IΛ ΛVC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: Z [in retrograde] (Year 633-634).

Bibliography:  MIB III 89

4 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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