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ID number:  BIRBI-B3910
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  648-652
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  6.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 3358. A.H. Baldwin, 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 A … (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: oЄЧS A∂IЧτA ROmANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 144

Notes:  Crumbling, and deliberately damaged (?) die.

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