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ID number:  BIRBI-B3738
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; Cyprus
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  626-627
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  5.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5437. A.H. Baldwin, 8th December 1966; "From an odd lot".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: M; monogram of Herakleios above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: Δ NN Hϱ … ϸ hCRΛ CωN ([Inferred] Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine). Reverse: /NЧ … XЧII (Year 17). Mint mark: … VΠΡc. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  Apparently unpublished type

Notes:  Possible imitation.

4 Related People

Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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