40 nummi (follis) of Justin II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 574–575


Mint: Nicomedia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 13.87 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4860

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne; Justin holds globus cruciger; Sophia holds cruciform scepter (effaced on this example).
Legend: […]NVSPPAVC
Reverse: Large M below: A
ANNO to left; X to right; cross above; in exergue, NIKO

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