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ID number:  BIRBI-B3739
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  641-645
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1604. K. Kress, Munich, April 1967, no. 1221.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans beardless facing, wearing cross crown with plume and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτA NτINЧS PP AVS (Our lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVʕЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: Z[reversed] (7). Mint mark: CONOB K.

Bibliography:  MIB III 2; DOC II.2 AV2 (Constantine III)

Notes:  Traces of overstriking or doublestriking above cross on reverse.

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