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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 647/648

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II with short beard, wearing chlamys with tablion ornamented by four pellets, and crown with cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

NCΟΝSN-INSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VSB

Symbol

S in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II with short beard, wearing chlamys with tablion ornamented by four pellets, and crown with cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

NCΟΝSN-INSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VSB

Symbol

S in right field.

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1971.17
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 647/648
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.37 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class II(a).

Cf. DOC 2.2:423, no. 11a.

MIB 3:236–37, no. 14.

Acquisition History

From J. Vinchon, 18 January 1971, from a hoard