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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4117
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Herakleios; Tiberios; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  659-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.75
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and Constantine beardless, both wearing chlamys and cross crown, cross floating above between heads. Reverse: Elongated globus cruciger flanked by Herakleios and Tiberios standing, both wearing chlamys and cross crown and holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: -N COTVINC P (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VIC T O AGV (Imperial Victory). Control mark: A (1). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 77

Notes:  Has weight of solidus but imagery of a semissis. Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

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