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ID number:  BIRBI-B2480
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 (20 carats)
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  3.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1559. A.H. Baldwin, 9th August 1966.
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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 cross 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: OBXX. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 20

Notes:  Double strike on both the obverse and reverse.

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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