20 nummi (half follis) of Justin II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne; Justin holds globus cruciger; Sophia holds scepter; cross between their heads.
Reverse: XX cross above in exergue: ROM
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way