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ID number:  BIRBI-B4321
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; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  678-679
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.3
Weight (g):  4.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0711. Hertzfeld per A.H. Baldwin, February 1958; "From North Africa."
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, and helmet with diadem and 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 crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Tiberios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DO N … C … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CO … Control mark: Z [in retrograde] (7).

Bibliography:  MIB III 22

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