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Solidus of Constantine IV

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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. DN[…] T NSUP Reverse: Cross potent between Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing...

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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)

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 674–681

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.357

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins