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40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: Heraclius, bearded on left and Heraclius Constantine on right, standing facing; both wear crown and chlamys and hold globus cruciger; cross between their heads. Legend: illegible Reverse: M with Chi-Rho above and delta below to left: ANN[O] to right illegible numeral...

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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. 613

Mint

Constantinople

Accession Number

72.4846

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins