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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0121
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Phocas; Nikomedia
Denomination:  30 Nummi
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  9.14
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8034, January 1976.
BIRBI-MH0121.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Half-figure of Phocas, wearing loros and crown, holding cross in l. hand. Reverse: None.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: …VC (…emperor) Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: NIKO

Bibliography:  MIB.2 70

Notes:  Countermark 18b (lillah?) on obverse at 270 degrees; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' pp.41-42

4 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Mardin Hoard



Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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