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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Heraclean Dynasty| > |Constans II| > SH26636
Byzantine Empire, Constans II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
|Constans| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constans| |II| |and| |Constantine| |IV,| |13| |April| |654| |-| |15| |July| |668| |A.D.|, Shortly after Constans II was made co-emperor, his uncle Heraclonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. During his rule Egypt was permanently lost. He moved the capital to Syracuse, but this and his tyrannical behavior led to his assassination.
SH26636. Gold solidus, Wroth BMC 40 - 41; DOC II part 2, 25b (not in the collection, refs BMC); Hahn MIB 26; Tolstoi 236; SBCV 959, aEF, 2nd officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.252g, maximum diameter 19.6mm, die axis 180o, 654 - 659 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINuS E CONSTAN, facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV (beardless) each wearing crown and chlamys, cross between their heads; reverse VICTORIA AVGY B (victory of the Emperor, 2nd officina), cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue; well struck for the type; SOLD










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