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ID number:  BIRBI-B3843
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  654-659
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.41
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1521. Kress, 15th March 1966.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine IV facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτANτINЧ [in retrograde] S C CO … (Our lord Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTOЯIA AVSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB+. Control mark: Z [in retrograde] (7).

Bibliography:  MIB III 27

Notes:  Graffitied "x" under the r. limb of the cross on the reverse.

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