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ID number:  BIRBI-B4325
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Tunis 1954 Hoard
Maker:  Constantine IV; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  668-685
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.45
Weight (g):  4.18
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 476.bt. A. H. Baldwin 30th August 1954, from a hoard found near Tunis in 1954 with other Carthaginian pieces of Herakleios and Maurice.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Constantine bearded facing wearing cuirass, diadem and plumed helmet, holding spear in r. hand transversley behind head and shield with horseman in l. Reverse: cross potent on three steps, in l. of field a large pellet.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …N ATSPP (Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: IICTORI AVVЧ(reversed) (Imperial Victory). Control mark: θ (9). Mint mark: rONOP.

Bibliography:  MIB III 26b.1

4 Related People

Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Tunis 1954 Hoard



Constantine IV
Byzantine
652
685
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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