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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Heraclean Dynasty| > |Constans II| > SH76120
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.|, In 663, Constans II visited Rome for twelve days - the only emperor to set foot in Rome for two centuries! He was received with great honor by pope Vitalian. Constans II gave the order to strip buildings, including the Pantheon, of their ornaments to be carried back to Constantinople.
SH76120. Gold solidus, DOC II part 2, 30; Hahn MIB 31; Sommer 12.23; SBCV 964, EF, well centered on a crowded flan, better than average strike but with small weak areas, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.355g, maximum diameter 19.6mm, die axis 180o, c. 661 - 663 A.D.; obverse d N COn...-ANI (blundered fragmentary legend), facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV, Constans wears plumed helmet, Constantine a helmet with cross, small cross between heads; reverse VICTORIA AVGY (victory of the Emperor) [officina number mostly off flan], 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; SOLD










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