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ID number:  BIRBI-B3807
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:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  650-651
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0645. A.H. Baldwin, May 1957; "From Zurich".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τINЧ [in retrograde] S PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB I. control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB III 22

Notes:  Uncertain graffito in the r. of the field, by Constans' head.

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