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ID number:  BIRBI-B4022
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  655-656
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  3.04
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1727. B.A. Seaby, August 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown, holding long cross in r. hand. To the r., Constantine IV facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: … O XЧ (Year 15). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: None visible.

Bibliography:  MIB III 174

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype unclear. Evidence of doublestriking on the reverse.

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Whitting, Philip David
British
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