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Constans II (647–51)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.498 (formerly DO 58.106.498)
Diameter 25 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 6, no. 19.3.


The Mother of God standing, wearing a chiton and maphorion, and holding Christ, who is framed by an oval mandorla, before her. Her left leg is bent at the knee. A cross potent at left and right. Wreath border.


Constans II standing. Details of face and dress are obscure, but one can see that he holds a globus cruciger in his right hand. Remains of a circular inscription beginning at left. No visible border.


[D(ominus) n(oster) Co]nstant[inus p(er)p(etuus) aug(ustus)].


Dominus noster Constantinus perpetuus augustus.

Our lord Constans, eternal augustus.


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).