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ID number:  BIRBI-B4202
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):  2.5
Weight (g):  3.56
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2378. Spink, 15th October 1953.
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Description:  Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M; cross above.

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

Bibliography:  MIB III 208

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Syracusan follis (647-652) of Constans II (MIB III 206 or 207).

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