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ID number:  BIRBI-B2568
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):  2.90
Weight (g):  11.70
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4511.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing 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 F … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: ANN … ЧI (Year 6). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 69c

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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