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Constans II (641–46)

Accession number BZS.1947.2.354 (formerly DO 47.2.354)
Diameter 18 mm
Condition Chipped.
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 18.1.


Bust of Constans II, beardless, wearing a crown with a cross and a chlamys. No epigraphy. Wreath border.




In his unpublished catalogue of the Shaw Collection, Laurent has identified the imperial bust on this seal as that of Constans II. On gold coins issued during the first five years of his reign (for example, DOC 2.2:1f.2; MIB 3: Prägetabelle 5, nos. 1–8) Constans II is shown without a beard and with facial features that closely resemble the figure depicted on this seal.