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ID number:  BIRBI-B2567
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:  608-609
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.85
Weight (g):  11.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4731. P.W. Selby, 18th July 1964.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XXXX; a star in the l. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … m … A PЄP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ЧII (Year 7). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: B (2).

Bibliography:  MIB II 69c

3 Related People

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


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