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40 nummi (follis) with bust of Phocas

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Obverse: draped and cuirassed bearded bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger. OMFOCA PERPAV Reverse: XXXX above: ANNO to left: I to right: gamma in exergue: TES

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. 606–607

Mint

Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.70 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

72.4841

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins