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40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

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Obverse: Constans on left and Constantine IV on right, standing, facing; Constans wears crown and military dress and has a long beard and holds a long cross; Constantine wears crown and chlamys and is beardless and holds a globus cruciger (almost completely effaced). Reverse: M; ANNO to left;...

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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. 641–668



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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins