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ID number:  BIRBI-B2551
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.30
Weight (g):  11.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3088. Spink, August 1956.
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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: Arched M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ N FOCA … R AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO I (Year 1). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 68

4 Related People

Leontia
Byzantine


Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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