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bby_838993 - CONSTANTINE IV, HERACLIUS and TIBERIUS Solidus

CONSTANTINE IV, HERACLIUS and TIBERIUS Solidus AU/AU
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Item sold on our e-shop (2023)
Price : 820.00 €
Type : Solidus
Date: 674-681
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,43 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Superbe buste finement détaillé. Joli revers. Quelques faiblesses. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
BMC/B.1649  - R.-  - Do.10 c - BN/B.9  - BC.1154 (250£) - SB.443  - DMBR.13 /5 (600€)

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N CO- T-NYS P.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé, casqué avec plumet et cuirassé de Constantin IV de face, tenant de la main droite une lance placée sur l'épaule et un bouclier orné d’un cavalier de la main gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTOA - A-VGYB// 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).

Commentary


Monnaie montée anciennement.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE IV, HERACLIUS and TIBERIUS

(07/15/668-autumn 681)

Associated to the throne from 659 by their father Constans II, Heraclius and Tiberius were deposed by their brother, Constantin IV, who succeeded his father in 668 after the latter's assassination. He immediately had to face the Islamic thrust. Constantinople was threatened and besieged for four years. For the first time in poliorcetics, Greek fire was used to repel the besiegers. The Islamic fleet suffered heavy losses and the city was saved. Constantin IV also had to fight against Bulgarian interference in the Balkans where the Byzantines were finally beaten and had to abandon Moesia to their conquerors. He reigned alone the last four years of his life and left the empire to Justinian II in 685.

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