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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B3914
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:  648-652
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.35
Weight (g):  5.71
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0525. A.H. Baldwin, June 1949.
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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 two steps.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: o N CONSτΛN τINЧ [in retrograde] S PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ∂ЄЧꓶ A∂IЧτA ROmANIS (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 144

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constans II
Byzantine
630
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Constantinople
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