Solidus of Constantine IV

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 674–681


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.302

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.
DNCOS T ANTINUPP
Reverse: cross potent between Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger.
VICT[ORIA] [AA]UGU·?· 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