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ID number:  BIRBI-B2575
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:  604-605
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Haines 780. J. Vinchon et Cie, Paris, 1959.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing trefoil 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: … PЄRP AV … (eternal Augustus). Reverse: [Year] III ([Year] 3). Mint mark: NIKO. Control mark: … (Untranslatable control mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 73a (var)

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Nikomedia
Roman; Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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