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Byzantine Empire, Constans II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
In 662, Constans II invaded south Italy.
SH56768. Gold solidus, Wroth BMC 57; Tolstoi 301; DOC II part 2, 30e (not in collection, refs W. & T.); Morrisson BnF - (p. 339, same); Hahn MIB 31; Sommer 12.23; SBCV 964, EF, sharp and lustrous, 6th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.381g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 180o
, c. 661 - 663 A.D.; obverse [legend fragmentary], facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV, Constans wears plumed helmet, Constantine a helmet with cross, small cross between heads; reverse VICTORIA AVGU S (victory of the Emperor, 6th officina), cross potent on three steps between Heraclius (left) and Tiberius standing facing, each wears crown and chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right, CONOB in exergue; scarce
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