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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 662?-667?

 
 

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and plume behind. At right, frontal bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume. Cross between their heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps. Herakleios to left, smaller Tiberios to right, both beardless and standing. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross.

VICTORI--VE

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and plume behind. At right, frontal bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume. Cross between their heads.

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps. Herakleios to left, smaller Tiberios to right, both beardless and standing. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross.

VICTORI--VE

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.52
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 Constantinople
Date 662?667?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.37 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class VIa.

Cf. DOC 2.2:431, no. 30d (with officina Δ).

MIB 3:239–40, no. 31 (B).

Acquisition History

From Joel Malter, 16 September 1969