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ID number:  BIRBI-B4357
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Constantinople; Cyprus
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul; Cyprus
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  666-668; 668-685
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.5
Weight (g):  4.25
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0566.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing paludamentum, and cross-topped helmet with plume, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: M. Above, bust of Constantine IV facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the l., bust of Herakleios facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown. To the r., bust of Tiberios facing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. A ϴ in exergue.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Reverse: None. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB III 178a; MIB III Km.1

Notes:  Countermark of a monogram of Constantine IV to the r. of the obverse.

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