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40 nummis (follis) of Constans II

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Obverse: Constans on left with long beard, and Constantine IV on right, beardless, standing, facing, each wearing crown; Constans wears military attire and holds long staff; Contantine wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger. Reverse: M monogram (effaced) above beneath SCL

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. 654–659

Mint

Syracuse

Accession Number

72.4866

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins