Solidus of Constantine IV

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 674–681


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.357

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Constantine IV three-quarter face to right, with short beard wearing helmet with crest and plume, and cuirass; he holds spear and shield with horseman device.
DN[…] T NSUP
Reverse: Cross potent between Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger.
VICTOR […] Greek letter delta 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)