Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.1.14
People
Constans II (641 - 668)
Title
Solidus of Constans II, Constantinople
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
641-646
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/336397
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.48g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: dNCONSTANTINVS PP AV
  • Reverse Inscription: VICTORIA AVSC and gamma; in ex. CONOB+
Provenance
[Bank Leu, Zurich]? sold: to Jane Ayer Scott, Newton MA (by 2008), by inheritance; to her husband Wellington F. Scott III, (2008-2010), gift; to The Harvard Art Museums, 2010.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC II 1, 21 p. 425
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Wellington F. Scott III in memory of Jane Ayer Scott
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.1.14
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust of Constans II, facing, with long beard and moustache, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. In right hand. globe cruciger.
Rev.: Cross potent on base and three steps.

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