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ID number:  BIRBI-B2543
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  605-606
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  11.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4487. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D m FOCA PЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 91

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