Co 485 (Early Byzantine half-follis of Constans II from Constantinople) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCII Constans II 90, p. 460, pl. XXVII (Constantinople Class I)
Preservation comment
Wear: G/aVF. Roughly 40% of coin survived with chipped edges after large segments snapped off; extensive, slight pitting to gouging; rare pitting. Faint film of incipient, pale green bronze disease especially on reverse.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 70, no. 1078, pl. V (R. Hohlfelder identified as “Justin II, Uncertain, Half-Follis (frag.)“)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
half-foliis
Numismatic Authority
Constans II
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
22.0
Numismatic Mint
Constantinople
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
2.12
Obverse Description
Facing half-figure of emperor, bearded and crowned, holding globus cruciger in left hand [and staff with cross in right hand] (traces)
Reverse Inscription
Large Κ; above, cross (traces); to left, ANN; to right, II | I; below, Α
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 485 (Early Byzantine half-follis of Constans II from Constantinople).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0485>