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40 nummi (follis) of Maurice

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Obverse: bust of Maurice facing, wearing crown and consular robes holding mappa in right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in left hand Legend: effaced. Reverse: large central M cross above at left: ANNO at right: X offiicina number below M effaced; mint name in exergue effaced.


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. 582–602


Antioch (?)

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins