5 nummi (pentanummium) of Justin II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.70 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: monogram, mostly effaced.
Reverse: E, cross to right.
Attribution is uncertain.
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