Online Collections at UoB - Objects
Go to the Advanced Search
Viewing Record 1 of 1 


Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3809
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:  Lightweight Solidus (23 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  648-649
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1762. A.H. Baldwin, 15th November 1969; "From the U.S.A."
BIRBI-B3809.jpg

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. Z in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONS … τINЧ [in retrograde] S PP AVI (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA ΛVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: BOΓK. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB III 43

3 Related People

Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Viewing Record 1 of 1