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ID number:  BIRBI-B4364
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:  661-662; 668-685
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.3
Weight (g):  3.82
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1734.
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Description:  Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and helmet with plume, holding long cross in r. hand. M in the r. of the field; cross above. Reverse: Constantine IV, Herakleios, and Tiberios facing, standing, unbearded, each wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None. Year: … A ([Inferred] Year 21). Control mark: None visible. Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB III 175; MIB III Km.1

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

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Cyprus
Byzantine;Frankish


Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Constantine IV
Byzantine
652
685
Herakleios son of Constans II
Byzantine


Tiberios son of Constans II
Byzantine


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