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ID number:  BIRBI-B2572
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Phocas; Nikomedia
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Izmit
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.55
Weight (g):  5.81
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 816. Ex Edward Shepherd Collection, 1929.
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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: XX; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … m … OC … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: [Year] II ([Year] 2). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 73a

3 Related People

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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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