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ID number:  BIRBI-B4275
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Constantine IV; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  681-685
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2
Weight (g):  4.20
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0607. Glendining, 8th March 1957; ex "Austrian diplomat."
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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.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: P CONSτ [in retrograde] A NЧ [in retrograde] S PP A (Our lord Constantine, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORA ΛVGЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB A. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB III 11

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantine IV
Byzantine
652
685
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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