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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2692
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Catania
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Sicily, Catania
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  605-606
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.77
Weight (g):  3.57
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1878.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: I.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … AS PЄRP AVC (Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: CAT.

Bibliography:  MIB II 103

3 Related People

Catania
Byzantine; Sicilian


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