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ID number:  BIRBI-B3889
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  642-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.85
Weight (g):  2.13
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 1942. A.H. Baldwin, 1936.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., with moustache, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent on a globe.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τINЧS C CONS (Our lord Constantine and Constantine). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧS (Imperial victory).

Bibliography:  MIB III 15b (Constantine IV)

Notes:  All semisses and tremisses with this obverse inscription attributed by DOC and MIB to Constantine IV, following Goodacre, however an attribution to Constans II and Constantine IV seems more probable, following the solidi of the same inscription.

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