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ID number:  BIRBI-B3964
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  643-644
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  5.42
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2215. A.H. Baldwin, 18th February 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … h PCR … hST (Emperor Constantine). Reverse: ANA N … S (Renewal). Year: … ([Inferred] Year 3). Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 166

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a year thirty, Constantinopolitan follis of Herakleios, Constantine III, and Herakleonas.

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