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ID number:  BIRBI-B4271
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:  674-680
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.36
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1738. Spink, 11th December 1968; Varna Hoard.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV facing 3/4 r., bearded, wearing cuirass, and helmet with diadem and plume, holding spear in r. hand behind head, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps. To the l., Herakleios facing, standing, unbearded, wearing chlamys, and cross-topped 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: ∂ N C τ NЧS P (Our lord Constantine, eternal). Reverse: VICTOΛ A VGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: H+ (8).

Bibliography:  MIB III 8a

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