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Constantine IV, Copper, Decanummium, Constantinople, 684/685?

 
 

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Constantine IV bearded, wearing cuirass and helmet with diadem, the ties of which are visible to the left. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. No inscription.

Reverse

I with cross in left field and in right field.

Obverse

Three-quarter view bust of Constantine IV bearded, wearing cuirass and helmet with diadem, the ties of which are visible to the left. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. No inscription.

Reverse

I with cross in left field and in right field.

Accession number BZC.1970.27.12
Ruler Constantine IV
Date of Reign 668–685
Metal Copper
Denomination Decanummium
Mint Constantinople
Date 684/685?
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 3.99 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Grierson believes this decanummium belongs to a new class, Class 3, with diadem tails and shield.

Cf. DOC 2.2:543–44, no. 39.

MIB 3:94.

Acquisition History

From Henry Weller, 1 July 1970