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ID number:  BIRBI-B4159
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  662-667
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  5.06
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1774.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., bust of Constantine IV facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. Reverse: To the l. and r., busts of Herakleios and Tiberios facing, unbearded, each wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A cross between their heads; and XX in exergue.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N CON … TAN … P A (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB III 199

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype unclear.

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
1988
Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Constantine IV
Byzantine
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685
Tiberios son of Constans II
Byzantine


Herakleios son of Constans II
Byzantine


Carthage
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