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40 nummi (follis) of Justin II

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Obverse: Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne; Justin holds globus cruciger; Sophia holds cruciform scepter (effaced on this example). Legend: […]NVSPPAVC Reverse: Large M below: A ANNO to left; X to right; cross above; in exergue, NIKO

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. 574–575

Mint

Nicomedia

Accession Number

72.4860

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins