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ID number:  BIRBI-B4110
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  656-657
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.25
Weight (g):  4.32
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 128. Glendining, 1922.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys, and trefoil-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., bust of Constantine IV facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and trefoil-topped crown. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. P in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N CONSTA … (Our lord Constantine). Reverse: VICTO R AG (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Year: IЄ (Year 16).

Bibliography:  MIB III 67

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