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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4517ADD
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Damascus
Denomination:  Fals
Place made:  Asia: Syria, Damascus
Culture:  Arabic
Date made:  627-628
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  3.27
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: To l. Herakleios, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military dress and crown with cross; holding long cross in r. hand, l. hand on hip; to r. Constantine III, standing, with short beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, globus cruciger in r. hand; cross between heads. Reverse: Herakleian monogram above denomination mark, omega type.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: M (Forty) ANO XԿII (Year 18) Mint mark: CON, Officina: ∩

Bibliography:  MIB.3.164b

Notes:  More similar to Arab-Byzantine coins of the Damascus mint (misspelling of ANNO as ANO, strange officina mark and unusual roundness of module are more similar to Arab-Byzantine coins of Damascus than Byzantine coins despite CON mintmark)

3 Related People

Herakleios I
Byzantine
c.575
641
Damascus



Constantine III
Byzantine
612
641
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