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20 nummi (half follis) of Maurice Tiberius.

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Obverse: bust of Maurice facing in consular robes and crown with trefoil ornament; in right hand mappa; in left hand eagle-topped scepter. Legend: effaced. Reverse: large XX to left: ANNO to right : I cross(?) above Greek gamma (?) below


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. 582–583



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The Ancient World


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