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ID number:  BIRBI-B3800
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:  647-651
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0984. With Hoard A 1960 from North Syria.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Constans bearded facing, wearing chlamys and cross crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverese: cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: dNCONSτAN TINЧ(reversed)SPPAV (Our lord Constantine Emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTOAIA AVSЧθ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 AV16, MIB III AV20

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