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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4171
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; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  654-659
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 675 - bt A. H. Baldwin September 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard and Constantine beardless wearing chlamys and cross crown with circlet, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, C in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSTANI τINЧS CONτANЧ (Our Lords Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA AVҀЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: θI (19). Mint mark: CONOB∙.

Bibliography:  MIB III 85

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

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