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ID number:  BIRBI-B4200
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:  652-653
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  4.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3157. Glendining, March 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Year: … IA ([Inferred] Indiction Year 11). Reverse: None. Mint mark: SC …

Bibliography:  MIB III 208

Notes:  ?Overstruck at least three times; (1) cross-topped crown on obverse, M on reverse; (2) M on obverse, cross-topped crown on reverse; (3) on obverse, three figures?

3 Related People

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