40 nummi (follis) with bust of Phocas

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 606–607


Mint: Thessalonica

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 11.70 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

72.4841

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: draped and cuirassed bearded bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger.
OMFOCA PERPAV
Reverse: XXXX above: ANNO
to left: I to right: gamma in exergue: TES

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