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ID number:  BIRBI-B2602
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Kyzikos
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Mysia, Kyzikos
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  603-604
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.15
Weight (g):  6.08
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 7386. A.H. Baldwin, 9th July 1970; ex Dumbarton Oaks.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown with pendilia, 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: D N FOC A PЄRP A (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: [Year] II ([Year] 2). Mint mark: KYZ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 79

3 Related People

Kyzikos
Roman; Byzantine


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