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ID number:  BIRBI-B4228
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:  Tremissis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Rome
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  659-668
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.5
Weight (g):  1.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1027. Sotheby, 11th July 1961.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constans II facing r., unbearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and diadem. Reverse: Cross potent. A monogram in the r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N CONSTΛNIINIЧ P [in retrograde] P [in retrograde] (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOR … AVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB III 123

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