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ID number:  BIRBI-B2503
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  11.16
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5001. A.H. Baldwin, 16th October 1965; "From Istanbul".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Cross in the l. of the field. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D m FOCA … RP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61b

Notes:  Clipped at top right, right, bottom right, and bottom of the obverse.

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3 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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