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ID number:  BIRBI-B4191
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  642-643
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  6.42
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7092. A.H. Baldwin, 8th July 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: m.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … hPC … I CO … S … ([Inferred] Emperor Constantine). Reverse: … NЄOC (Renewal). Mint mark: SC.

Bibliography:  MIB III 204c

Notes:  Overstruck; undertype unclear. Clipped at least twice as though flan cut out from much larger coin.

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Whitting, Philip David
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