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20 nummi (half follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: Heraclius standing, with moustache and long beard, wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding long cross in right hand; to right Heraclius Constantine standing with short beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; in right hand, globus cruciger; between heads, cross; to left...

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Inscription

Reverse: "K" at center; inscribed at proper right vertically "ANNO" and in Greek at proper left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 629–630

Mint

Constantinople?

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 2.99 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.303

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins