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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 246; Sommer 12.18; Hahn MIB 26; SBCV 959; Ratto -; Morrisson BnF
-, gVF, graffiti on reverse, 6th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.407g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o
, 654 - 659 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINVS C CONSTAI, facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV (beardless) each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads; reverse VICTORIA AVGY S (the victory of the Emperor, 6th officina), cross potent
on three steps, CONOB in exergue; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, October 23, 2017.
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