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ID number:  BIRBI-B4145
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):  1.9
Weight (g):  3.06
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1760. Kozolubski, September 1949.
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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 globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: A cross; X to the l., and X to the r.. Above, a star; a pellet to the l., and a pellet to the r.

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

Bibliography:  MIB III 198a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a Carthaginian half-follis of Constans II (MIB III 196).

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