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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.921
People
Constans II, Roman (r. 408 - 411 CE)
Title
Coin of Constans II
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
654-659 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/75490
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.45 g
Denomination
solidus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: deltaNCONSTANTINYS CCONSTANTINV
  • Reverse Inscription: VICTORIA AVSYH. Beneath., CONOB.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 2.2, 25h (p. 427)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.921
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: To l., bust of Constans with long beard; to r., bust of Constantine IV, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. Between heads, cross.

Rev.: Cross potent on base and three steps.

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