Solidus of Constantine IV
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 ANTINUP
Reverse: cross potent between Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger.
VICTORIA A UGU·?· CONOB:· in exergue
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
Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes