40 nummi (follis) of Maurice

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 582–602


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4857

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: crowned and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger and shield.
[DNMAVRC TIBERP PAVG]
Reverse: in center: M
ANNO at left […]III to right B below in exergue: CON

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