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ID number:  BIRBI-B2508
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):  3.25
Weight (g):  13.46
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2287. Spink, July 1953.
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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: … CA PЄRP AVC (Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: … NNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a year 6 (587-588), half-follis coin of Maurice.

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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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