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ID number:  BIRBI-B3920
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Collector:  Lord Grantley
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Hexagram
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  659-668
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  6.58
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  A.H. Baldwin, 19th February 1947; ex Grantley Collection, 25th July 1944.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown with plume. To the r., bust of Constantine IV facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent above a globe on three steps. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the l., Tiberios facing, standing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N C AN (Our lord C[onst]an[tine]). Reverse: ∂CV A∂ IЧτA ROmANI … (God help the Romans).

Bibliography:  MIB III 152

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