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ID number:  BIRBI-B4286
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:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  669-674
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  7.00
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3132. Spink, February 1957.
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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 above a globe. 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 CON … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: ∂ЄЧ … IЧτA … M … (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 63b-c

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