Solidus of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 654–659


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.41 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.353

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Facing busts of Constans on left, with long beard, and Constantine IV on right, beardless, each wearing crown and chlamys; between their heads, cross.
DNCONSTANTINUSCONSTANTINU
Reverse: cross potent on three steps.
VICTORIA AUGU followed by Theta I and 3 pellets
C on right 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)