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ID number:  BIRBI-B3782
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  646-647
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.37
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1287. K. Kress Munich, October 1963, sale 127, no. 906.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans with short pellet beard facing, wearing cross crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, S in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτAN τINЧ[reversed]S PP AV (Our lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVʕЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 11

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