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ID number:  BIRBI-B4257
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine IV; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  669-674
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0513. Spink, August 1955; "From Beirut".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing 3/4 r., unbearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped helmet with plume, holding spear in r. hand behind head, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Tiberios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N COSN τNЧ S P (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTΛ A VGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: N (7?).

Bibliography:  MIB III 4c

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