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ID number:  BIRBI-B2522
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:  607-608
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.25
Weight (g):  12.33
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7375. Glendining, 25th June 1970.
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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. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N F … PЄRP … (Our lord Phocas, eternal). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61a

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a follis of the period 498-538, of an uncertain emperor or mint.

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