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ID number:  BIRBI-B3826
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:  651-654
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.28
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0103. By exchange, May 1952, ex G.C. Haines; ex L.S. Forrer, 1947.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, 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 AVS (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: BOΓK. Control mark: I (10).

Bibliography:  MIB III 44

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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