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Constans II (Constantine), Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 668

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II with long beard, wearing helmet without cross. No inscription.

Symbol

K in right field.

Reverse

M with bust of Constantine IV above, bust of Herkleios to left, bust of Tiberios to right, and Γ below. Each emperor wears chlamys and crown with cross and holds globus cruciger in right hand.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II with long beard, wearing helmet without cross. No inscription.

Symbol

K in right field.

Reverse

M with bust of Constantine IV above, bust of Herkleios to left, bust of Tiberios to right, and Γ below. Each emperor wears chlamys and crown with cross and holds globus cruciger in right hand.

Accession number BZC.1972.43
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 668
Diameter 18.0 x 26.0 mm
Weight 4.88 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin is a follis of Class IIb.

Cf. DOC 2.2:459, no. 89a (which has ).

MIB 3:251, no. 177c (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

From J. Schulman, list 203, no. 633