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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Carthage, 644/645

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II beardless wearing chlamys and crown with trefoil on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

DONVT-SVNVP

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VIIΓ

Symbol

P in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II beardless wearing chlamys and crown with trefoil on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

DONVT-SVNVP

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VIIΓ

Symbol

P in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1970.26
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Carthage
Date 644/645
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.37 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class Ib. Variant of DOC 2.2:469, no. 108. Grierson wonders if Γ is the third indiction, 644/645.

MIB 3:57 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.] together with two other specimens for this third indiction).

Acquisition History

Purchased from Cécile Morrisson, 1 July 1970, acquired in Tunisia