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40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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Obverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on left and Empress Martina on right all standing, facing; each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; two crosses in field, either side of Heraclius's head (mostly effaced) Reverse: M between ANNO to left...

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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. 619–620

Mint

Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 5.69 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4834

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins