40 nummi (follis)? of Phocas (?)
Early Byzantine Period?
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 4.22 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: bearded bust facing.
Reverse: CP, above; C?P
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
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