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Constantine IV, Gold, Solidus, Carthage, 679-680

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Constantine IV, bearded, wearing cuirass and helmet with plume. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. 

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps. Herakleios to left and Tiberius to right, both wearing chlamys and crown with cross and holding globus cruciger. H in field left,  in field right.

Exergue

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Obverse

Frontal bust of Constantine IV, bearded, wearing cuirass and helmet with plume. Spear held behind head in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder. 

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Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps. Herakleios to left and Tiberius to right, both wearing chlamys and crown with cross and holding globus cruciger. H in field left,  in field right.

Exergue

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Accession number BZC.2015.050
Ruler Constantine IV
Date of Reign 668–685
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Carthage
Date 679680
Diameter 13.0 mm
Weight 4.29 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

C. Morrisson, “Un trésor de solidi de Constantin IV de Carthage,” nos. 5–23.

Acquisition History

Classical Numismatic Group internet sale 100, October 7, 2015, no. 2028