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ID number:  BIRBI-B4143
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:  652-657
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  6.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1768.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys with loros scarf draped over shoulders, and crown, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: A cross; X to the l., and X to the r.; above, a star.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N … ([Constanti]n[e]). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CT.

Bibliography:  MIB III 198b

Notes:  Overstruck; undertype unclear.

3 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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