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ID number:  BIRBI-B2507
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:  605-606
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  10.96
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4512.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped 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: ∂ N FOCAS PЄSP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61a

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