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ID number: BIRBI-B4370
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector: Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker: Constans II; Constantinople; Constantine IV; Cyprus
Place made: Eurasia: Istanbul; Cyprus
Date made: 655-659; 668-685
Metal: Base Metal
Diameter (cm): 2.15
Weight (g): 3.58
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Whitting 5657. 30th January 1968; ex James R. Stewart Collection; "Obtained in Cyprus, 1947."
Description: Obverse: Constans II facing, standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military attire, and cross-topped crown, holding long cross in r. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: M; star above.
Inscriptions: Obverse: ЄN … NI … ([Inferred] In this [sign] Conquer). Reverse: KωN CT … (Constans). Year: None visible. Control mark: A (1).
Bibliography: MIB III 172c; MIB III Km.1
Notes: Countermark of a monogram of Constantine IV to the bottom of the reverse. Whitting suggests possible Arabic countermark.