Creator

Creation Date

641–646

Geography

Minted in Constantinople

Medium

Gold

Dimensions

Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Weight: 0.16 oz. (4.5 g)

Credit Line

Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020

Accession Number

2020.454.3

Description

Solidus of Constans II (r. 641–668). Class I. See Philip Grierson, Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection 2.2 (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1968), p. 420, no. 1g.2.

Front: Bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys with tablion ornamented by four pellets, and crown with cross on circlet. In right hand a globus cruciger. The inscription around the image: dNCONSTAN TINUSPPAV.

Reverse: Cross potent on base with three steps. Beneath, CONOB. The inscription around the image: VICTORIA AVGU. At the end, the officina mark of a reverse Z.

Provenance

Unknown

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