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Solidus of Constans II

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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

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 648–649

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

65.294

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins