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ID number:  BIRBI-B3727
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-639
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  10.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5671. January 30th 1968; ex James R. Stewart Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: (Uppermost layer) To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire and crown, holding sceptre in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: (Uppermost layer) M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANNO … ([Inferred] Year 20-30). Mint mark: COI. Control mark: Δ (4).

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

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a year four coin of Phokas, probably a follis. Single-faced countermark on the obverse of a mongram of Herakleios. Single-faced countermark on the reverse of an unidentified type.

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Herakleios I
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641
Stewart, James R.
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Constantine III
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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Constantinople
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