40 nummi (follis)? of Phocas (?)

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period?
A.D. 602–610


Mint: Carthage

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 4.22 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

72.4869

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bearded bust facing.
Legend: effaced.
Reverse: CP, above; C?P
Legend: effaced.

Appears to be an overstrike on an uncertain undertype. Weight appears unusually low for a AE coin 27 mm in diameter. Coin could also be a Carthaginian follis of the Revolt of the Heraclii, DO 5, S 712

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