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ID number: BIRBI-B3912
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Lord Grantley
Maker: Constans II; Constantinople
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul
Date made: 648-652
Diameter (cm): 2.45
Weight (g): 6.42
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5636. 30th January 1968; ex James R. Stewart Collection; ex Grantley Collection, 1944.
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 τINЧ [in retrograde] S PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ∂ЄЧS Ao … ЧSA ROmANIS (God help the Romans).
Bibliography: MIB III 144
Notes: Probably doublestruck, but possibly blundered reverse inscription.