Constans II and Constantine IV (654–59)
- Accession Number:
- BZS.1955.1.4263 (formerly DO 55.1.4263)
DO Seals 6 no. 20.1; Zacos–Veglery, no. 17a. For a similar specimen see Likhachev, “Nekotorye,” 516, fig. 41.
- 28 mm
- 14.02 g
Three-quarter length representation of the Mother of God, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ, who is framed by an oval mandorla, before her. A cross potent is at right. Wreath border.
Bust of Constans II at left, with long beard and mustache, and a smaller bust of Constantine IV at right. Each wears a crown with a cross and a chlamys. Each emperor wears his hair long at the sides and curled inward. A small cross in the upper field, between the two figures. A circular inscription beginning at left. Wreath border.
D(omini) n(ostri) Con[stan]tinu[s c(e) Constantin(us)].
Domini nostri Constantinus ce Constantinus.
Our lords Constans and Constantine.
- Moneta Imperii Byzantini, 3 vols.
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- Byzantine Lead Seals, vol. 1
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