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ID number:  BIRBI-B2570
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.50
Weight (g):  5.74
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2296. A.H. Baldwin, July 1953.
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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: XX; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … FO … RP AVC (Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: [Year] II ([Year] 2). Mint mark: … IKO. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 73a

3 Related People

Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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