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ID number:  BIRBI-B4211
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; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  662-668
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  7.97
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1750.
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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 cross in r. hand. To the r., Constantine IV facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M; monogram of Constans II above. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus in r. hand. To the r., Tiberios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None. Mint mark: … (Untranslatable mint mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 210

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Syracusan follis (657-662) of Constans II and Constantine IV (MIB III 209).

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