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Constans II (Constantine), Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 665/666

 
 

Obverse

At left, standing Constans II with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross and holding long cross in right hand, left hand on hip. At right, standing Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Cross between their heads. X|X|E in right field.

Reverse

M with cross above, Herakleios to left, Tiberios to right, and below. Both figures are standing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand.

Exergue

CON

Obverse

At left, standing Constans II with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross and holding long cross in right hand, left hand on hip. At right, standing Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross. Cross between their heads. X|X|E in right field.

Reverse

M with cross above, Herakleios to left, Tiberios to right, and below. Both figures are standing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand.

Exergue

CON

Accession number BZC.1972.42
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Associated Authority Constantine IV
Herakleios (son of Constans II)
Tiberios (son of Constans II)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 665/666
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 3.3 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a follis of Class 10.

Cf. DOC 2.2:458, no. (87a) (no ).

MIB 3:251, no. 176a (A).

Acquisition History

From J. Schulman, list 203, no. 628, 5 December 1972