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ID number:  BIRBI-B2544
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Thessalonica
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Greece, Thessaloniki
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  5.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4488. A.H. Baldwin, March 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross topped crown with pendilia; holding globus cruciger in r.hand. Reverse: K; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O m FOCA ЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: TЄS.

Bibliography:  MIB II 92

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