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ID number:  BIRBI-B2529
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Constantinople
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-609
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  5.28
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4521.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XX; star above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ … ЄRP AVC ([Inferred] Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CON. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 65b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype unclear.

2 Related Media Items

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3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


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