40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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 and X to right
Beneath the M, traces of A (?) CON in exergue (effaced)
Identification is provisional owing to the poor state of preservation.

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