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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Carthage, 659-662?

 
 

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard wearing crown with cross and holding globus cruciger. At right, bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing crown with cross.

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Reverse

Tall cross on globe with P below, frontal bust of Herakleios at left, and frontal bust of Tiberios at right. Both emperors are beardless, wearing crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard wearing crown with cross and holding globus cruciger. At right, bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing crown with cross.

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Reverse

Tall cross on globe with P below, frontal bust of Herakleios at left, and frontal bust of Tiberios at right. Both emperors are beardless, wearing crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Accession number BZC.1968.18
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.2:473, no. (125)
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Associated Authority Constantine IV
Herakleios (son of Constans II)
Tiberios (son of Constans II)
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Carthage
Date 659662?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.35 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class V.

MIB 3:243, no. 72.

Acquisition History

Purchased from J. Florange [N. Kapamadji], 31 October 1968