AV Solidus of CONSTANS II, September 641 - 15 July 668 AD., son of Heraclius Constantine
Constans II and Constantine IV, joint reign 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 AD.
Year: Struck 661-663 AD. Constantinople Mint, officina ∆=4
Size: 20/19 mm
Weight: 4.48 grams
Obverse: [legend fragmentary], facing busts of Constans & Constantine IV, Constans wears plumed helmet, Constantine a helmet with cross, small cross between heads
Reverse: VICTORIA AVGY ∆, cross potent on three steps between Heraclius (left) and Tiberius standing facing, each wears crown and chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right, CoNoB in ex
Condition: Extremely fine, sharp and lustrous, flat strike areas, mint state
In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died
after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated
and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor.