5 nummi (pentanummium) of Justin II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 565–578


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.70 gm.

Accession Number

72.4849

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: monogram, mostly effaced.
Reverse: E, cross to right.

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