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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4182
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Syracuse
Denomination:  Tremissis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  641-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.50
Weight (g):  1.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1618 - bt Spink 1942, G. C. Haines exchange December 1967.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans r. wearing chlamys and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent, C in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτAN τINЧS PP A (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AYҀЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Є· (5). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 107

Notes:  Forgery? Too perfectly round and bubbling under Constans's nose as though plated.

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