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ID number:  BIRBI-B2523
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):  12.91
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5442. Spink, 18th January 1967.
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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. A star in the l. of the field. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N FOCAS PЄRP AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 61c

Notes:  Vestiges of overstriking on reverse, outside of die border.

2 Related Media Items

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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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