10 nummi (decanummium) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 650–651


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.63 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4870

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Constans II facing, with long beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger
Reverse: I between between AN at left and NOI at right
Appears to be an overstrike on an uncertain undertype.

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