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ID number:  BIRBI-B3879
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Komi Kebir Hoard
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  642-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.9
Weight (g):  2.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1645. James R. Stewart Collection, 30th January 1968; Komi Kebir Hoard, 1956.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent on a globe.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τINЧS PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧS (Imperial victory).

Bibliography:  MIB III 50

Notes:  Graffiti on the reverse to the r. of the globe, and along the lower border.

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Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Komi Kebir Hoard



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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