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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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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. 612–613



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The Ancient World


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