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ID number:  BIRBI-B2435
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.; Mandres Hoard
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.05
Weight (g):  4.39
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1680. 30th January 1968; ex James R. Stewart Collection. "Mandres Hoard, 1950".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and chrismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N FOCAS … ЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 7

5 Related People

Stewart, James R.
Australian
03 Jul 1913
06 Feb 1962
Mandres Hoard



Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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