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40 nummi (follis)? of Phocas (?)

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Obverse: bearded bust facing. Legend: effaced. Reverse: CP, above; C?P Legend: effaced. Appears to be an overstrike on an uncertain undertype. Weight appears unusually low for a AE coin 27 mm in diameter. Coin could also be a Carthaginian follis of the Revolt of the Heraclii, DO 5, S 712


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. 602–610



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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins