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ID number:  BIRBI-B4139
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constans II; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  652-657
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  3.42
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2368. Presented by Mrs N.E. Barnes of Ulverston, Lancashire, 1945. Found in harbour at Carthage, 1815.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys with loros scarf draped over shoulders, and trefoil-topped crown, holding mappa aloft in r. hand. Reverse: A cross; X to the l., and X to the r. Above, a star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N CON … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CT.

Bibliography:  MIB III 198b

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