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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2537
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):  1.90
Weight (g):  2.61
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7853. A.H. Baldwin, April 1972; ex Zacos Collection.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, wearing topped crown. Reverse: X; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: o N FOCA … RP A … (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 66

Notes:  Obverse die much smaller than reverse die.

3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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