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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4067
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Herakleios I; Constantine III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  629-639
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  5.20
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2239. Spink, 9th April 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, bearded, wearing military attire and crown, holding long cross in r. hand. To the r., Constantine III facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads. Reverse: K.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: … NNO X … (Year 20-29). Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB III 171

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a Constantinopolitan follis of Herakleios and Constantine III (MIB III 164), of uncertain year.

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
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Herakleios I
Byzantine
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641
Constantine III
Byzantine
612
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