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Byzantine Empire, Constans II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
Constans II, was baptized Herakleios and reigned officially as Constantine. He was only 10 years old when he was made emperor. Constans was his diminutive nickname, which has become standard in modern historiography. Later in life he was also called Constantine the Bearded (Konstantinos Pogonatos).
SH70019. Gold solidus
, Wroth BMC
46; DOC II part
2, 25f (not in the collection, refs BMC); Tolstoi
12.18; Hahn MIB
-; Morrisson BnF
-, gVF, graffiti
, 6th officina
, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
4.407g, maximum diameter
20.6mm, die axis
, 654 - 659 A.D.; obverse
d N CONSTANTINVS C CONSTAI, facing busts of Constans
& Constantine IV (beardless) each wearing crown and chlamys
between their heads; reverse VICTORIA
AVGY S (the victory
of the Emperor, 6th officina
), cross potent
on three steps, CONOB
Catalog current as of Friday, April 27, 2018.
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