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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2512
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-610
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.20
Weight (g):  10.36
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown, holding cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … PЄRP AVC (eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO … (Year). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; original attribution believes it is over a Maurice follis, year 20, but only one 'x' and the end of the obverse inscription is visible.

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2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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