40 nummi (follis) with bust of Justinian I

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 546–547


Mint: Antioch

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 18.7 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

02.839

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: helmeted and cuirassed bust of Justinian I facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand and shield in left; cross to right.
DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVC
Reverse  M ANNO to left XXI to right cross above
A below in exergue ??Y?

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles P. Bowditch Collection; 1902: Gift of Charles P. Bowditch to MFA, December 2, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Charles P. Bowditch