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ID number:  BIRBI-B4512ADD
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):  2.45
Weight (g):  3.72
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting G1500, Sotheby, 29th November 1965.
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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: ddHnhЄRΛΓIИCC,ICԻЄR/\CONT3POH (blundered legend) Reverse: ΛICTORIA ΔVCЧV (blundered legend) Mint mark: CONOB

Bibliography:  MIB.3.22a; DOC II.1.8

Notes:  Probable Southern Italian imitation.

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