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5 nummi (pentanummium) of Justin II

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Obverse: monogram, mostly effaced. Reverse: E, cross to right. Attribution is uncertain.

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. 565–578

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

72.4849

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins