Byzantine Emperor Constans II was born today

07 Nov 2019  Thu

Constans II also known as Constantine the Bearded was Byzantine Emperor from 641 to 668. Born on 7th November 630, Constans’s reign saw the loss of Byzantium’s southern and eastern provinces to the Arabs. He was the last emperor to serve as Consul, the highest political office of the Roman Republic.

The son of Constantine III and Gregoria, Constans came to the throne in September 641. During his second year of reign, The Muslim Arabs seized Egypt from Byzantium and invade Amenia in 647.

During his reign number of gold, silver, and copper coins were issued in the denomination of Miliaresion, Solidus, Hexagram, Follis, Nummi, and siliqua.

Depicted here is a coin of Khalifah-e-Rashidun with the figure of Constans II facing, holding a cross tipped staff and globus cruciger on its obverse face. On the other hand, the reverse of a coin is engraved with a large “M” and across at the top and letter “A” at the bottom.

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