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990960. SOLD $2650

Constans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius. 641-668. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.34 g, 6h). Syracuse mint. Struck circa 661-668. ∂ N CONSτA Nτ CO[N] ЧI, crowned and draped facing busts of Constans, with tall plume, and Constantine; cross above / VICTORIA AVGЧK, cross potent set on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger; Γ/·//CONOB. Cf. DOC (162a) = Wroth 283 (for type); MIB 95 (same), but cf. 961 (for obv.); Anastasi 178 var. (obv. legend); SB 1086. EF, lightly toned.


From the Andre Constantine Dimitriadis Collection. Ex “An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins” (Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1998), lot 280.