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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.

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. 582–602

Mint

Antioch (?)

Accession Number

72.4858

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins