40 nummis (follis) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 654–659


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 6.45 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4866

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

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