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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B4245
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Varna Hoard
Maker:  Constantine IV; Herakleios son of Constans II; Tiberios son of Constans II; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  669-674
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1736. Spink, 11th December 1968; Varna Hoard.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing 3/4 r., unbearded, wearing cuirass, and cross-topped helmet with plume, holding spear in r. hand behind head, and shield on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys and crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. To the r., Tiberios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ I COSA τ NЧS P (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOA A VGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB III 4c

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