40 nummi (follis) of Constans II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 641–647


Mint: Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 4.00 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4851

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Constans II facing, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger.
INPE[R] CONST (mostly effaced)
Reverse: M (effaced letters to left and right)
cross(?) above A below SCL in exergue

Overstruck on an uncertain undertype. Attribution is uncertain.

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