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ID number:  BIRBI-B4130
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:  642-647
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  4.69
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1757. B.A. Seaby, December 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: A cross; X to the l., and X to the r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: CONST ANTIVS P (Constantine, eternal). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CRT …

Bibliography:  MIB III 196a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype unclear, but possibly MIB III 183 or MIB III 185, i.e. a Constantinopolitan half-follis of Constans II.

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Whitting, Philip David
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