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ID number:  BIRBI-B4333
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Constantine IV; Herakleios; Tiberios; Syracuse
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  668-681
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.01
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing wearing plumed helmet with cross, cuirass and paludamentum, holding spear transversely behind head in r. hand and shield depicting a cavalryman on l. shoulder. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps flanked by Herakleios and Tiberios standing facing wearing cross crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N COS τ ANτISЧ P (Our Lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA A VVЧ (Imperial Victory). Control mark: +. Mint mark: CONOB:∙.

Bibliography:  MIB III 33, DOC II.2 AV57a

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

4 Related People

Herakleios son of Constans II

Tiberios son of Constans II

Greek; Roman; Byzantine

Constantine IV
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