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ID number:  BIRBI-B2534
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):  2.55
Weight (g):  5.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3005.
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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. Reverse: XX; star above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N FOCA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: None. Mint mark: CO … Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 65b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype a half-follis of Maurice, uncertain date and mint.

3 Related People

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


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