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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.


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.

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

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



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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins