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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 and cuirass, and holding spear and shield. [P]CONS TA NUSPPA (first S retrograde) Reverse: cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue VICT[ORI] AUGU[at end: Greek letter theta] This is the...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 681–685

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.36 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.296

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins