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Constantine IV, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 681-685

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Constantine IV bearded and wearing cuirass and helmet with plume and diadem whose ties show to left. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

PCONS--NSΡΡ

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTOR-VB

Exergue

CONOB with to right

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Constantine IV bearded and wearing cuirass and helmet with plume and diadem whose ties show to left. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

PCONS--NSΡΡ

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTOR-VB

Exergue

CONOB with to right

Accession number BZC.1969.6
Ruler Constantine IV
Date of Reign 668–685
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 681685
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 4.49 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IVd.

Cf. DOC 2.2:531, no. (15a) (with officina A).

MIB 3:256, no. 11 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

Münzen und Medaillen A. G. Basel, sale 38, 6 November 1968, lot 705