40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 612–613


Mint: Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.31 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4854

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: draped and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, with short beard, wearing helmet and holding globus cruciger in right hand.
Legend: iilegible
Reverse  M between ANNO and III (representing regnal year).
Cross above Monogram below
In exergue: NIKO(?)
Overstruck on an uncertain undertype,

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