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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Semissis, Syracuse, 641-648

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Constans II, beardless, facing right and wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

ΝCΟΝSΝ-ΙΝSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on globe.

VICTORI-VΘ

Symbol

I in right field and pellet below.

Obverse

Bust of Constans II, beardless, facing right and wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

ΝCΟΝSΝ-ΙΝSΡΡV

Reverse

Cross potent on globe.

VICTORI-VΘ

Symbol

I in right field and pellet below.

Accession number BZC.1973.5
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Metal Gold
Denomination Semissis
Mint Syracuse
Date 641648
Diameter 17.0 mm
Weight 2.15 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 2.2:491, no. (163) (only Θ with one pellet to right and Θ with three pellets to right recorded).

MIB 3:244, no. 97 (citing this coin as DO [n.a.], the only one for this combination of marks).

Acquisition History

From A.H. Baldwin's Selection, 17 April 1973, from Glendining sale of 11 April 1973, lot 278