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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3764
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:  641-646
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.90
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0916. bt. June 1960, Hoard A 1960 from North Syria.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Constans beardless facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ...NSτAN τINЧS PPAV (Our lord Constantine Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORIA AVCЧЄ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOBC.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 AV2, MIB III AV6

Notes:  Clipped to top left of obverse.

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