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ID number:  BIRBI-B2663
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Carthage 1945 Hoard
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-610
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.60
Weight (g):  4.47
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1572. 5th October 1966, from the Carthage 1945 Hoard, number 57.
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Description:  Obverse: bust of Phocas facing wearing paludamentum, cuirass and cross crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victory standing facing holding chrismon-topped staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN FOCAS PERP ANH (Our Lord Phocas eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AYCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: H (8). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  DOC II.1 AV109, MIB II 32

Notes:  Has been XRF tested as part of 'All That Glitters' project.

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Whitting, Philip David
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Carthage 1945 Hoard



Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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