40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 655–656


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 8.76 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

72.4852

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Constans on left and Constantine IV on right, standing, facing, the former with long beard, and holding cross, the latter beardless, and holding globus cruciger; Constans wears crown and military dress, while his son wears crown and chlamys; between their heads, cross.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO (to left) and XU(?) (to right)
K(?) above Greek letter delta beneath CON in exergue

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