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Byzantine Empire, Constans II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
Grierson notes, in the Dumbarton Oaks catalog, "the inscriptions [on this type] are very variable, since it was difficult to get so much on the coin."
SH70059. Gold solidus
, Wroth BMC
40 - 41, DOC II part
2, 25b (not in the collection, refs BMC); Hahn MIB
959, EF, 2nd officina
, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight
4.293g, maximum diameter
19.9mm, die axis
, 654 - 659 A.D.; obverse
d N CONSTANTINuS C CONSTANT, facing busts of Constans
& Constantine IV (beardless) each wearing crown and chlamys
between their heads; reverse VICTORIA
AVGY B (the victory
of the Emperor, 2nd officina
), cross potent
on three steps, CONOB
Catalog current as of Friday, April 20, 2018.
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