20 nummi (half follis) of Justinian II (first reign)
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.00 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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