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ID number:  BIRBI-B2478
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Lightweight Solidus (22 Carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  4.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0644. A.H. Baldwin, May 1959; "From Zurich".
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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 in l. hand, and chrismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N FOCAS PЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: OB+*. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 18

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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