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ID number:  BIRBI-B2589
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  607-608
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.2
Weight (g):  10.54
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1649.
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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. A cross in the l. of the field. Reverse: XXXX.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N FOCAS PЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ϛ (Year 6). Mint mark: KYZ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 76

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on obverse; undertype a coin of Maurice, of uncertain date and mint.

3 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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