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ID number:  BIRBI-B2528
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  5.49
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4450.
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing a trefoil crown, and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Phocas wearing a crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Cross in between the head of Phocas and Leontia. Reverse: XX; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … OCA … ЄRP AVC (Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Δ (4).

Bibliography:  MIB II 64a

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4 Related People

Leontia
Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Phocas
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Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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