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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Heraclean Dynasty| > |Constans II| > SH69996
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.|, On 27 January 661, Ali ibn Abi-Talib, first Shi'a Imam and the fourth caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate, was assassinated while at prayer at a shrine at Kufa (modern Iraq). According to Shia Islam, his son Hasan ibn Ali succeeded him as the second Imam. According to Sunni Islam, he was succeeded by Muawiyah I, who moved his seat of government to Damascus and founded the Umayyad Caliphate.
SH69996. Gold solidus, DOC II part 2, 38b; SBCV 971; Wroth BMC 63; Tolstoi 310; Hahn MIB 37; Morrisson BnF -; Sommer -; Ratto -, EF, areas of weak strike, 9th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.332g, maximum diameter 19.1mm, die axis 225o, 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 Θ (victory of the Emperor, 9th officina), cross potent on three steps between Heraclius (left) and Tiberius standing facing, each wears crown and chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right, CONOBT in exergue; rare; SOLD










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