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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3999
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:  651-652
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.4
Weight (g):  3.31
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1717.
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Description:  Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding long cross in r. hand. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … O NIK … (In this [sign] Conquer). Reverse: IAA I … (Garbled Inscription). Year: IA (Year 11). Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 170b

Notes:  Overstruck at least twice; most recent undertype a bust of Constans II, earlier undertype unclear. Flan bent in process of overstriking.

3 Related People

Constans II
Byzantine
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Whitting, Philip David
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Constantinople
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