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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3835
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-632
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂∂ NN ЄRΛC … ЧS Cτ ЄRA CONSτ PP … (Our lords Herakleios and Herakleios Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 29

Notes:  Control mark appears to have been altered.

4 Related People

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