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ID number:  BIRBI-B2496
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Light Siliqua
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  607-609
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.80
Weight (g):  1.66
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 6921. Spink, 22nd April 1969.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas, facing r., wearing diadem, plaudamentum, and cuirass. Reverse: Cross potent; palm branch to the l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N FOCAS PЄR AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 55

Notes:  Clipped at top and bottom of obverse; probably done at mint as part of striking process.

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Phocas
Byzantine
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Whitting, Philip David
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