20 nummi (half follis) of Justinian II (first reign)

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 685–695


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.00 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4847

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Justinian II facing, bearded, wearing crown with cross, and chlamys.
Reverse: K, [A]NNO to left, effaced numeral to right, E below

Appears to be overstruck on a fourth part of an older follis.

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