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ID number:  BIRBI-B3703
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:  Hexagram
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  615-632
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  6.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4095. A.H. Baldwin, 22nd August 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Herakleios and Constantine III facing, seated on double backless throne. To the l., Herakleios bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand; to the r., Constantine III unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. A border of pellets. Reverse: Cross potent above a globus on three steps, in a wreath

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DD NN HERΛ … ЄT HCRΛ CONST PP Λ (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal Augusti). Reverse: DЄVS ADIVTΛ ROMΛNIS (God Help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 153

Notes:  Doublestruck on the obverse.

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Constantine III
Byzantine
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Herakleios I
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c.575
641
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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