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ID number:  BIRBI-B4125
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  642
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1547. B.A. Seaby, August 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding long cross in r. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: K; a cross to the l., to the r., and above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … T … O … K … (This [sign] Conquer). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CRT …

Bibliography:  MIB III 195

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a coin of Carthage, with mint mark: KRT…, and so probably of Phokas or Herakleios.

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