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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. DNCOS T ANTINUP Reverse: cross potent between Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right, both beardless, each wearing...

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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. 674–681

Mint

Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.38 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.301

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins