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20 nummi (half follis) of Justinian II (first reign)

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Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, bearded, wearing crown with cross, and chlamys. Reverse: K, [A]NNO to left, effaced numeral to right, E below Appears to be overstruck on a fourth part of an older follis.

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

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 685–695

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

72.4847

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins