Solidus of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
about A.D. 661–663


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.47 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.369

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: facing busts of Constans on left, with long beard wearing plumed helmet and chlamys, and Constantine IV on right beardless wearing crown and chlamys.
[DNCONST] AN[I]
Reverse: standing figures of Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys.
VICTORIA A VGU(followed by Greek gamma)
CONOB in exergue

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)