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ID number:  BIRBI-B4146
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):  2.25
Weight (g):  6.89
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1763. A.H. Baldwin, October 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 mappa aloft in r. 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 CONS TAN … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CT.

Bibliography:  MIB III 198a

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Constans II
Byzantine
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Carthage
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Whitting, Philip David
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