40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 613–614


Mint: Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

72.4856

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right standing, facing; each wears crown and chlamys, and holds globus cruciger in right hand; between their heads, cross.
[DNHERACLIVS PPAVG]
Reverse: M between ANNO on the left and effaced numeral(s) on right above, cross below: A theta EC in exergue

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