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40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

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Obverse: bust of Constans II facing, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger. INPE[R] CONST (mostly effaced) Reverse: M (effaced letters to left and right) cross(?) above A below SCL in exergue Overstruck on an...

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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. 641–647



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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins