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ID number:  BIRBI-B3704
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; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  625-632
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  6.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2327. Spink, 29th August 1953.
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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. Reverse: Cross potent above a globus on three steps. A wreath in the l. of the field; a V in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ … CLIЧS CT hЄRA CONS (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: d … S dIЧτA ROMANIS (God Help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 141

4 Related People

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


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