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40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right standing, facing; each wears crown and chlamys, and holds globus cruciger in right hand; between their heads, cross. [DNHERACLIUS PPAVG] Reverse: M between ANNO on the left and effaced numeral(s) on right above, cross below: A ...

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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. 613–614

Mint

Thessalonica

Accession Number

72.4856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins