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ID number:  BIRBI-B4111
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Constantine IV; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  653-654
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.2
Weight (g):  4.30
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0308. Spink, March 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: To the l., bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown. To the r., bust of Constantine IV facing, smaller, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown. A cross between their heads. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. P in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … ONCTA (Constantine). Reverse: VICTO … G (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Year: IB (Year 13).

Bibliography:  MIB III 67

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Constans II
Byzantine
630
668
Constantine IV
Byzantine
652
685
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