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ID number:  BIRBI-B4073
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:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  661-668
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  3.17
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1664.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. K in the r. of the field. Reverse: K, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: ANA N … (Renewal). Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 185

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a Constantinopolitan follis of Constans II (MIB III 172).

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
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