20 nummi (half follis) of Maurice Tiberius.

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 582–583


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.26 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4848

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Maurice facing in consular robes and crown with trefoil ornament; in right hand mappa; in left hand eagle-topped scepter.
Legend: effaced.
Reverse: large XX to left: ANNO to right  I
cross(?) above Greek gamma (?) below

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