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ID number:  BIRBI-B2454
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:  607-609
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.29
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0979. December 1960, Italian Hoard.
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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: … N FOCAS PЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICT … AVCЧ (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 9

4 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Italian Hoard



Phocas
Byzantine
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