Solidus of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 651–654


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.31 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

65.295

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Constans II facing with long beard and moustache, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger
DNCONSTAN TINUSPPAV
Reverse: cross potent on three steps.
VICTORIA AVGU[Greek letter]I
C in field to right CONOB in exergue

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes