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Object Title: 
Solidus of Constantius II
Measurements: 
4.55g
Creation Date: 
337-340
Credit Line: 
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Wellington F. Scott, III, in memory of Jane Ayer
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Provenance Information: 
Jane Ayer Scott, Newton MA (by 2008), by inheritance; to her husband Wellington F. Scott III, (2008-2010), gift; to the Harvard Art Museums, 2010.
Exhibition Information: 
No information available
Publication Information: 
No information available
Section of the AAMD Guidelines relied upon for the exception to 1970: 
Cumulative facts and circumstances
Explain why the object fits the exception set forth above: 
Byzantine coins were issued in very large numbers and widely circulated beyond the place where they were struck. In the past this common coinage tended to be inadequately illustrated in sales catalogues, making it difficult to trace a particular specimen.