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ID number:  BIRBI-B4234
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  641-654
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0189 - bt A. H. Baldwin December 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans with short beard facing wearing clamys and cross crown with circlet, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps, K in r. of field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CoNITΛN τINIЧS PP AVo (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIΛ ΛVSЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Γ (3). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 131, DOC II.2 AV200

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

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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