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10 nummi (decanummium) of Constans II

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Obverse: bust of Constans II facing, with long beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger Reverse: I between between AN at left and NOI at right Appears to be an overstrike on an uncertain undertype.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 650–651



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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins