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Constans II (Constantine), Gold, Solidus, Carthage, 659-662

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II at left with long beard wearing crown with cross. To right, frontal bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing crown with cross. Traces of inscription letters at 12h.

Reverse

Tall cross on Θ at center. To left and right, frontal busts of Herakleios and Tiberios, each beardless, wearing crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constans II at left with long beard wearing crown with cross. To right, frontal bust of Constantine IV, beardless, wearing crown with cross. Traces of inscription letters at 12h.

Reverse

Tall cross on Θ at center. To left and right, frontal busts of Herakleios and Tiberios, each beardless, wearing crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand. No inscription.

Accession number BZC.2015.019
Ruler Constans II (Constantine)
Date of Reign 641–668
Associated Authority Constantine IV
Herakleios (son of Constans II)
Tiberios (son of Constans II)
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Carthage
Date 659662
Diameter 10.4 mm
Weight 4.44 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

MIB 3:243, no. 71a.

Acquisition History

Elsen sale 125, 13 June 2015, no. 679, from the Henri Pottier collection