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Constans II (647–51)

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1627 (formerly Fogg 1627)
Diameter 27 mm
Condition Broken; one-quarter missing.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 19.4.


The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion. A cross potent at left and right. Indeterminate border.


Constans II standing, wearing a crown and a chlamys. Facial details and hair are obscure, but one can see that he holds a globus cruciger in his right hand. A circular inscription beginning at left. Wreath border.


D(ominus) n(oster) Con[stanti]nus pe(r)pe(tuus) aug(ustus).


Dominus noster Constantinus perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Constans, eternal augustus.


On gold coins struck between 647 and 651 the emperor Constans II is represented with a short beard (for example, DOC 2.2:15c [pl. 24]; MIB 3: Prägetabelle 5, nos. 9–22).

It is unusual that an identifying inscription should use superscript letters.