40 nummis (follis) of Constans II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 6.45 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Constans on left with long beard, and Constantine IV on right, beardless, standing, facing, each wearing crown; Constans wears military attire and holds long staff; Contantine wears chlamys and holds globus cruciger.
Reverse: M monogram (effaced) above beneath SCL
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way