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ID number:  BIRBI-B4261
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:  674-680
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0950. Beirut, 3rd December 1960; "From a recent Lebanon find".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing 3/4 r., bearded, wearing cuirass, and helmet with diadem and plume, holding spear in r. hand behind head, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, 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 C … A NЧS PP (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOΛ Λ … Ч (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB III 7a

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Whitting, Philip David
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