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ID number:  BIRBI-B2504
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.05
Weight (g):  11.08
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 771. Ex Edward Shepherd Collection, 1924.
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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. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D [in retrograde] m FOCA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: ANNO II (Year 2). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61a

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
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