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Constantine IV, Pogonatos "the Bearded" 668-685 AD.
Solidus c 674-680/1 AD
At 16 Constantine IV became emperor and confronted the Arab Caliph Muawija. In 674 a 4 year naval siege started Constantinople but the Arab fleet withdrew after heavy losses through the first use of the famous “Greek Fire” (Υγρόν Πυρ). In the Balkans things were less favorable and succeeded Moesia to the Bulgars. , Obverse Constantine IV DN CONSTANTINUS PP. Reverse a cross separates Heraclius and Tiberius VICTORIA AVGU CONOB
Mint: Constantinople
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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