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Numismatics

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
Denomination:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  648-652
Metal:  Silver
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.
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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 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.

5 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Lord Grantley
British
01 Oct 1855
05 Aug 1943
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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