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Byzantine Empire, Constans II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
In 659, Constans II signed a peace treaty with the Rashidun Caliphate. He used the pause to strengthen his defenses and consolidate Byzantine control over Armenia. Constans established the themata; dividing territorial command in Anatolia.
SH73336. Gold solidus
, Hahn MIB
1595; DOC II part
2, 124 (not in the collection, refs Ratto
1042; Morrisson BnF
-; Wroth BMC
-; et al.
-, VF, small thick flan
with most obverse legend
as is normal for the type
4.384g, maximum diameter
11.6mm, die axis
, 659 - 660 A.D.; obverse
D N CONSTANT (or similar), facing busts of Constans
II, on left, with long beard and moustache, holding globus cruciger
in right, and Constantine IV, beardless, each wearing crown with cross
, pellet between heads; reverse
VICTO-R Aς Γ (Carthage
indictional year 3), cross potent
on three steps, star
(?) in left field
; we believe this is only the 3rd known example of this type with the star(?) left
; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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