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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4177
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Syracuse
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  654-662
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.45
Weight (g):  1.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1026. Sotheby, 2nd July 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., unbearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent on a globe; Γ, with pellet to the r., in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτ JτNЧS PP (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ• (Imperial victory).

Bibliography:  MIB III 102

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Whitting, Philip David
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