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Constans II (647–51)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion. A cross potent at left and right. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Constans II standing, wearing a crown and a chlamys. Facial details and hair are obscure, but one can see that he holds a globus cruciger in his right hand. A circular inscription beginning at left. Wreath border.

DNCON......NSP PA

D(ominus) n(oster) Con[stanti]nus pe(r)pe(tuus) aug(ustus).

Obverse

The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion. A cross potent at left and right. Indeterminate border.

Reverse

Constans II standing, wearing a crown and a chlamys. Facial details and hair are obscure, but one can see that he holds a globus cruciger in his right hand. A circular inscription beginning at left. Wreath border.

DNCON......NSP PA

D(ominus) n(oster) Con[stanti]nus pe(r)pe(tuus) aug(ustus).

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.1627 (formerly Fogg 1627)
Diameter 27.0 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 19.4.

Translation

Dominus noster Constantinus perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Constans, eternal augustus.

Commentary

On gold coins struck between 647 and 651 the emperor Constans II is represented with a short beard (for example, DOC 2.2:15c [pl. 24]; MIB 3: Prägetabelle 5, nos. 9–22).

It is unusual that an identifying inscription should use superscript letters.