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ID number:  BIRBI-B3827
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):  4.26
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0845. Spink, September 1959; "From Beirut".
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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. A star in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … SτAN τINЧ [in retrograde] S PP AV (Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVIЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 46

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Constans II
Byzantine
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