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ID number: BIRBI-B3660
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; Sicily; Constantinople
Place made: Europe: Italy, Sicily; Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 632-641
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.55
Weight (g): 5.76
Axis (degrees): 0.00
Provenance: Whitting 4439.
Description: Obverse: (Original) Vestiges of a cross in the upper centre of the field. (Countermark) To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, bearded, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: (Original) None visible. (Countermark) Monogram of Herakleios.
Inscriptions: Obverse: (Original) None visible. (Countermark) None. Reverse: (Original) None visible. (Countermark) None. Mint mark: SCs.
Bibliography: (Original) MIB III 164; (Countermark) MIB III Km.6
Notes: Only the countermark is visible on this coin, apart from the vestiges of a cross.