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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3695
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; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-629
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0085. B.A. Seaby, December 1949; ex Reverend W.H.F. Dickson.
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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. A cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DD NN HЄRAILIVS ET HЄRA CONST PP A (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: H (8).

Bibliography:  MIB III 110a

Notes:  Doublestruck on the reverse.

4 Related People

Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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