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ID number:  BIRBI-B4153
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:  657-662
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.7
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1767.
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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, star above; X to the l., and X to the r. A pellet in the l. of the field, and a pellet in the r. of the field.

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

Bibliography:  MIB III 198c

3 Related People

Constans II
Byzantine
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668
Carthage
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Whitting, Philip David
British
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