40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 613


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 11.26 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

72.4846

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Heraclius, bearded on left and Heraclius Constantine on right, standing facing; both wear crown and chlamys and hold globus cruciger; cross between their heads.
Legend: illegible
Reverse: M with Chi-Rho above and delta below
to left: ANN[O] to right illegible numeral representing regnal year
in exergue, CON (partially obscured by undertype).
Overstruck on a follis of Phocas. Undertype visible on reverse.

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