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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3864
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  654-659
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1079 - bt Glendining 14th December 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard and Constantine beardless, wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …SτΛτINυS C CONSτAI (Our Lords Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: B (2). Mint mark: CONOB+.

Bibliography:  MIB III 27

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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