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ID number:  BIRBI-B4204
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; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  657-662
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.77
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2269. A.H. Baldwin, July 1953; "From Rome, June 1953".
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown, holding long staff in r. hand. To the r., Constantine IV facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus in r. hand. Reverse: M.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None. Mint mark: SCL.

Bibliography:  MIB III 209

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Syracusan follis (652-653) of Constans II (MIB III 208).

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