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ID number:  BIRBI-B4511ADD
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
Denomination:  Solidus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  613-629
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  4.15
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting G699, A. H. Baldwin, 24th December 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Herakleios on l. and Herakleios Constantine on r. facing, Herakleios bearded, both wearing crowns with cross; both wearing chlamys, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: OONNhURЄCICNHIFΛDPACHNPPI (Blundered legend). Reverse: VICTORIA (Victory) AVGЧIΘ (Augustus [letters upside down]) Mint mark: CONOB

Bibliography:  MIB.3.110c

Notes:  Mounted at 0 degrees on obverse; Probable eastern imitation, not the 90 degree axis and weight more similar to Sasanian drachm than solidus.

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