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ID number:  BIRBI-B2443
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Italian Hoard
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.34
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0976. Italian Hoard, December 1960.
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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 PЄRP AV … (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: S (6).

Bibliography:  MIB II 7

Notes:  Graffitied 'X' between Phocas' head and shoulder, and globus cruciger cruciger.

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