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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2638
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Antioch
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.84
Weight (g):  3.71
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2721. A.H. Baldwin, August 1950.
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing crown, and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Phocas wearing a cross topped crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Cross in between the head of Phocas and Leontia. Reverse: X; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D [in retrograde] N FOCA N … PЄ A (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: Q.

Bibliography:  MIB II 87

4 Related People

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



Leontia
Byzantine


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