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ID number:  BIRBI-B3760
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):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.44
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1083. A. H. Baldwin, February 1962, from pre-1945 sale.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans beardless facing, wearing cross crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂N CONSτAN τINЧS PP AVΛ (Our lord Constantine eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Control mark: θ (9). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 3 (Constans II); DOC II.2 AV1 (Herakleonas)

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