40 nummi (follis) of Justin II
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 13.87 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on double throne; Justin holds globus cruciger; Sophia holds cruciform scepter (effaced on this example).
Reverse: Large M below: A
ANNO to left; X to right; cross above; in exergue, NIKO
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