40 nummi (follis) of Heraclius

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 616–617


Mint: Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.49 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4864

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius (center), with short beard, Heraclius Constantine (right), beardless, and Martina (left); Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine wear crown and loros; Martina wears crown with three pinacles and jeweled robe; cross above her head.
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Reverse: M with cross above; beneath A; to left ANNO; to right VII; in exergue, [RAV]

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