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ID number:  BIRBI-B3901
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  642-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.7
Weight (g):  0.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1596. A.H. Baldwin, 11th October 1966; "From Istanbul".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: VICT … S (Imperial victory). Mint mark: C … OB.

Bibliography:  MIB III 52

Notes:  Significantly lighter than most tremisses.

3 Related People

Constans II
Byzantine
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