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ID number:  BIRBI-B3862
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; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  662-667
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0674. A.H. Baldwin, September 1957.
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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 with plume. 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. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Tiberios facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N A- (Our lord [Const]a[ntine]). Reverse: VICTORIA A VSЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB [in retrograde] Ө. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 34

Notes:  Slight doublestrike on both the obverse and reverse.

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