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ID number:  BIRBI-B2501
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  12.35
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2778. B. Kent, Lewes, January 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing a trefoil crown, and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Phocas wearing a crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Cross in between the head of Phocas and Leontia. Reverse: Arched M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … ЄPP A … (eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 60a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a Nikomedia coin of Justinian. Clipped at top left, left, and bottom left of obverse.

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