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ID number:  BIRBI-B4238
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Ravenna
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  644-645
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3177. By exchange with G.C. Haines, July 1957; from Spink, 1943.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τI … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: RA …

Bibliography:  MIB III 224c

3 Related People

Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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