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ID number:  BIRBI-B2666
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-610
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Barber acquisition. 25th October 1979.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas bearded facing wearing chlamys with loros scarf and cross crown with circlet, holding mappa in r. hand and elongated globus cruciger in l. Reverse: Victoria facing holding crismon staff in r. hand and globus cruciger in l..

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN FOCAC PЄRP ANZ (Our Lord Phocas eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial Victory). Control mark: Z (7). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB II 31.2, DOC II.1 AV108

Notes:  Was used as part of 'All That Glitters…' project.

2 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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