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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 650/651

 
 

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.

NCONSΝ-INSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Exergue

CONOBI

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.

NCONSΝ-INSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-V

Exergue

CONOBI

Accession number BZC.1971.19
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 650/651
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.47 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class IIh.

Cf. DOC 2.2:424, no. (18a).

MIB 3:238, no. 22.

Acquisition History

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