40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period?
A.D. 641–668


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.85 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4859

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; 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; effaced numeral to right; in exergue, CON

Attribution is provisional owing to poor state of preservation.

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