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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3721
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-630
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  10.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: (Uppermost layer) To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing military attire. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: (Uppermost layer) M; cross on a crescent above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: A … N … XX (Year 20). Mint mark: None visible. Control mark: A or Δ (1 or 4).

Bibliography:  (Uppermost layer) MIB III 164b; (Countermark) MIB III Km.1b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype unclear. Singled-faced countermark on the reverse of a monogram of Herakleios. Single-faced countermark on the reverse of an unidentified type, possibly Turkman.

3 Related People

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


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