40 nummi (follis) of Maurice
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: crowned and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger and shield.
[DNMAVRC TIBERP PAVG]
Reverse: in center: M
ANNO at left […]III to right B below in exergue: CON
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