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ID number:  BIRBI-B4184
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  648-659
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.65
Weight (g):  1.53
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1086. A.H. Baldwin, February 1962; From a wartime sale".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., unbearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent; C in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSτAN τINЧS P AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIΛ … VCЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: ѲI.

Bibliography:  MIB III 107

Notes:  Slight doublestrike on the reverse.

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