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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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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

Mint

Syracuse

Accession Number

72.4870

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins