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ID number:  BIRBI-B4151
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):  1.6
Weight (g):  4.80
Axis (degrees):  315.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1765.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys with loros scarf draped over shoulders, and cross-topped 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; a pellet to the l., and a pellet to the r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D … N TAN P (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CT.

Bibliography:  MIB III 198a

3 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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