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ID number:  BIRBI-B3908
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:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  647-648
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  6.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3168. Glendining, 27th May 1957.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing chlamys, paludamentum, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent above a globe on three steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τINЧS PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ∂ЄЧS A∂IЧτA ROmAΛIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 143

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Whitting, Philip David
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Constans II
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