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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 642-647

 
 

Obverse

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

ΝCΟΝSN-INSPPV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VB

Exergue

CONOBS

Obverse

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

ΝCΟΝSN-INSPPV

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTORI-VB

Exergue

CONOBS

Accession number BZC.1971.20
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 642647
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 4.46 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a solidus of Class Ic. Cf. DOC 2.2:421, no. 3.1 (similar).

MIB 3:236, no. 7a.

Acquisition History

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