40 nummi (follis) of Constans II (?)

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 641–688 (?)


Mint: Constantinople?

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.10 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

01.4950

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?
Reverse: M at left: ANNO uncertain numeral to left
Cross above the M?

Overstruck on uncertain undertype.

OB: Two figures, (Justinus II and Sophia?); headdresses. Other details obscured.

REV: [inscription] with inscription to l: KLWN does not match catalogue, perhaps traces of restricking. Same with field

Overstrike

Provenance

By date unknown: The Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins; bequest of Augustine Shurtleff to MFA; accessioned February 1, 1901

Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins