40 nummi (follis) of Maurice
Early Byzantine Period
Mint: Antioch (?)
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 12.39 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: bust of Maurice facing, wearing crown and consular robes holding mappa in right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in left hand
Reverse: large central M cross above
at left: ANNO at right: X
offiicina number below M effaced; mint name in exergue effaced.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way