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ID11669
     
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Metal Type:  14k Pendant on 14k Filled Chain
Diameter:  20mm
Length:  16" + 2" ext.
 
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CONSTANS II


 

Denomination:  AV Gold Solidus

                                                           

Date Sturck:  651-654 AD


Description:  Constantinople mint, 6th officina.

 

 

Constans II (Greek: Κώνστας Β', Kōnstas II) (November 7, 630 – September 15, 668), also called Constantine the Bearded (Kōnstantinos Pogonatos), was Byzantine Emperor from 641 to 668. He was the last emperor to serve as consul, in 642. Constans is a diminutive nickname given to the Emperor, who had been baptized Herakleios and reigned officially as Constantine. The nickname established itself in Byzantine texts and has become standard in modern historiography.

The miraculous deed of recovering the Holy Cross relic from the Sassanians is placing on the back of his gold coins the image of a long cross set upon a three-step base with an accompanying inscription that declared 'victory to the emperors.' his immediate successor, Constans II, who struck this beautiful gold solidus, continued this practice and the long cross became the standard design for the gold coinage of the Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire.



 
     
 
         
 
 
 
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