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40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius (center), with short beard, Heraclius Constantine (right), beardless, and Martina (left); Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine wear crown and loros; Martina wears crown with three pinacles and jeweled robe; cross above her head. [...].H[…] Reverse: M with cross...

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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. 616–617

Mint

Ravenna

Accession Number

72.4864

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins