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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1296. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CONSTANS II. 641-668 AD. AV Solidus (4.45 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 642-645 AD. Small crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger / Cross potent on steps; G/CONOB. DOC II 1a (Heraclonas); MIB III 3a; Berk 139 (this coin); SB 936. EF ($500)

Ex Sotheby's New York (2 November 1998), lot 239.

Some Byzantine numismatists still support Grierson's original attribution of this scarce issue to Heraclonas, the son of Heraclius deposed by Constans in October 641.