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ID number:  BIRBI-B4227
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constans II; Rome
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  653-654
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0289. A.H. Baldwin, September 1952.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing, with moustache and long beard, wearing chlamys with fibula, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. A cross on a ϴ, above a Π, in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONS … ΛN … INЧS PP AV (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORIA AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: BI.

Bibliography:  MIB III 113

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