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ID number:  BIRBI-B4100
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Carthage 1945 Hoard
Maker:  Constans II; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  641-654
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.10
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1588. bt A. H. Baldwin 5th October 1966, from the Carthage 1945 hoard, No 69.
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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, θ in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN CONT ATINC PP (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTOR… A AVS (Imperial Victory). Control mark: ΛЄ (35). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 59.3, DOC II.2 AV111

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

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