Solidus of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 648–649


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.34 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.294

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Constans II facing with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger.
DNCONSTAN TINUSPPAVI
Reverse: cross potent on three steps.
Z (for indiction 7) on right, CONOB in exergue
VICTORIA AVGUZ (Z retrograde)

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941: lent by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA (loan no. 593.32); 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA (loan no. 244.49); 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes