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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4169
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; Herakleios; Tiberios; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  659-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.27
Axis (degrees):  135.00
Provenance:  Whitting 567. bt Seaby August 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard and Constantine beardless, both wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps flanked by Herakleios and Tiberios standing, both wearing chlamys and cross crown and holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: -N CONSτΛ N S CONSτANτINV (Our Lords Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORI A A VҀЧC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Γ· (3). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 94.3, DOC II.2 AV161f

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

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