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ID number:  BIRBI-B2489
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Tremissis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.35
Weight (g):  0.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1372. A.H. Baldwin, 4th May 1964; "From Turkey".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas, unbearded, facing r., wearing diadem, paludamentum, and cuirass. Reverse: Cross potent.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N FOCAS PP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI FO … AS AVS (Victory of Emperor Phocas). Mint mark: CONOB.

Bibliography:  MIB II pl.31 28 (exact coin)

Notes:  Pierced obverse to reverse, at bottom right of obverse.

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Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
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