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Solidus (Coin) of Constantine IV Pogonatus

A work made of gold.
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  • A work made of gold.

Date:

670-680

Artist:

Byzantine

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin portrays the emperor Constantine IV, facing forward with a short beard; in his right hand he holds a spear.

On the back (reverse) two crowned figures (likely the emperors Heraclius and Tiberius), are portrayed holding globes, each of which is topped with a with cross. Between them a larger cross is shown atop three steps.

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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Byzantine

Title

Solidus (Coin) of Constantine IV Pogonatus

Origin

Byzantine Empire

Date

Struck 670 CE–680 CE

Medium

Gold

Inscriptions

Obverse: DO N ZVCC Reverse: Θ

Dimensions

Diam. 1.5 cm; 4.32 g

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1940.17

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