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bby_773157 - CONSTANS II Follis

80.00 €(Approx. 87.20$ | 66.40£)
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Type : Follis
Date: c. 641-645
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Constans II debout de face couronné, vêtu de la chlaymyde, tenant un chrisme londe la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : EN TwTO NIKA.
Obverse translation : (Par ce signe tu vaincras).


Reverse legend : A/N/A - N/E/O/S//.
Reverse description : Grande M onciale, surmontée d’une croisette ; au-dessous, une étoile.
Reverse translation : (Renouvellement).

Historical background



Constans II, born in 630, was the son of Heraclius Constantine and the grand-son of Heraclius. He was associated with power in September 641 and the beginning of his reign saw the permanent loss of Egypt swept by Islam. Constans in the years 650-54, faced many rebellions and revolts, especially in North Africa. In 654, his son Constantine IV becomes august. From 659, Heraclius and Tiberius are associated with power, and on the coins, they are the reverse. It was Constantine, the eldest son of Constans is always shown on the right side of his father. At the end of his reign, Constantine IV abandoned Constantinople finally settling in Syracuse. This is where he was assassinated in 668.

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