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40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, with short beard, wearing helmet and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Legend: iilegible Reverse : M between ANNO and III (representing regnal year). Cross above Monogram below In exergue: NIKO(?) ...

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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. 612–613

Mint

Nicomedia

Accession Number

72.4854

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins