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Live auction - bby_667611 - CONSTANTINE IV, HERACLIUS and TIBERIUS Solidus

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Estimate : 780 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:26:46
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: 669
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,37 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 1re
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court et bien centré. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Joli buste bien détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : DN CONIT-A-NYS P.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et cuirassé de Constantin IV de face, tenant de la main droite une lance placée sur l'épaule.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Constantinus Perpetuus”, (Notre seigneur Constantin perpétuel).


Reverse legend : VICTORIA AVGYA// CONOB.
Reverse description : Croix potencée posée sur trois degrés, accostée d'Héraclius à gauche et de Tibère à droite, couronnés, vêtus de la chlamyde, tenant chacun un globe crucigère.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augusti”, (Victoire de l’auguste).

Historical background


(15/07/668-automne 681)

Associated to the throne from 659 by their father Constans II, Heraclius and Tiberius were deposited by their brother, Constantine IV, who succeeded his father in 668 after the assassination of the latter. He immediately had to face the Islamic thrust. Constantinople was threatened and besieged for four years. For the first time in siege warfare, the Greek fire was used to repel the attackers. Islamic fleet wiped heavy losses and the city was saved. Constantine IV also had to fight against the Bulgarian interference in the Balkans, where the Byzantines were finally beaten and forced to abandon their Moesia winners. He reigned only the last four years of his life and left the empire in 685 Justinian II.

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