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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2678
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Decanummium
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.68
Weight (g):  3.63
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4476.
BIRBI-B2678.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown with pendilia, and chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders. Reverse: Cross potent; pellet to the l. and r. Below the cross, X; pellet to the l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: FO CA (Phocas).

Bibliography:  MIB II 99

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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