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ID number:  BIRBI-B2564
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:  607-608
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.15
Weight (g):  10.90
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5607. Tchalikian, January 1968.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ∂ m FOCA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 69b

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse; undertype unclear.

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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