40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 655–656


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.69 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

72.4853

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: to left Constans II standing, facing, with long beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross; in right hand long cross; left hand on hip; to right Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; in right hand globus cruciger; between them cross (Constantine IV mostly effaced)
Reverse: M, above K, below. Lettering to right and left mostly effaced or unstruck.
CO[N] 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