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Constans II (Constantine), Silver, Miliarense, Constantinople, 659-668

 
 

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard and wearing chlamys and crown with cross in front and plume behind. At right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown without plume. Cross between their heads. No inscription.

Reverse

Cross potent on base above globus and three steps between two palms.

Obverse

At left, frontal bust of Constans II with long beard and wearing chlamys and crown with cross in front and plume behind. At right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown without plume. Cross between their heads. No inscription.

Reverse

Cross potent on base above globus and three steps between two palms.

Accession number BZC.2014.004
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Associated Authority Constantine IV
Metal Silver
Denomination Miliarense
Mint Constantinople
Date 659668
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 3.94 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 2.2:437, no. (47) (citing BMC 89 and Tolstoï 269). MIB 3:246, no. 141, cites these, plus one in Birmingham and hoard of Zemianskí Vrbovok 1–16 (cf. P. Radoměrský,  “Byzantské mince z pokladu v Zemianském Vrbovku.” Památky Archeologické 44 [1953]: 143–60).

Acquisition History

Baldwin's Summer List 2014.