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ID number:  BIRBI-B3780
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Hoard A
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  645-646
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.38
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 987. 'with Hoard A (1960) and probably part of it'.
BIRBI-B3780.jpg

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, Є in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτAN τINЧS PP AV (Our lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVʕЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: Є (5). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 9; DOC II.2 AV5

Notes:  Cracks in obverse die.

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