Minted in Constantinople
Diameter: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm)
Weight: 0.16 oz. (4.5 g)
Bequest of David P. Harris ('46), 2020
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.