Coins 453 Constans II (641-668). AV Solidus of small module. Carthage mint, late imitation?. D/ DN CONTATIN C PP. Crowned and draped bust facing, beardless, holding globus cruciger in right hand. R/ VICVO[...]IAVIAV. Cross potent set upon three steps; Θ in field to right; in exergue, CONOB. Cf. D.O. III var. Sear 1033 var. AV. g. 4.41 mm. 11.00 R. About EF. Although the Carthage solidi of Constans are typically poorly engraved with fragmentary legends, this piece is much more devolved than usual. It is possibly a later imitation, perhaps even struck at the time of the first Arab incursions into north Africa at the end of the seventh century.

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