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ID number:  BIRBI-B2483
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Athens Hoard
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Semissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.95
Weight (g):  2.15
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0578. September 1956; "From a recent find near Athens".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas, unbearded, facing r., wearing diadem, paludamentum, and cuirass. Reverse: Victory walking r., looking l., holding wreath in r.. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N FOCA S PP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOP.

Bibliography:  MIB II 23a

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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Phocas
Byzantine
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Athens Hoard



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