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ID number:  BIRBI-B4170
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):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 595 - bt Sotheby 3rd December 1956, no. 33.
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Description:  Obverse: Busts of Constans with long beard wearing chlamys and cross crown with plume and Constantine beardless wearing chalmys 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 Cτ CO Ч (Our Lords Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA V IΛЧ. Mint mark: CONOB:.

Bibliography:  MIB III 94

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

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