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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2535
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-609
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  3.04
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2944. A.H. Baldwin, May 1955.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown. Reverse: X; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N … CA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 66

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; on a Constantinopolitan decanummium of Maurice.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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