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ID number:  BIRBI-B2553
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  605-606
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.00
Weight (g):  9.96
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4505.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ m FOCA … S (Our lord Phocas, Augustus). Reverse: … NNO IIII (Year 4). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 69b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a coin of Maurice, of uncertain date and mint.

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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