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ID number:  BIRBI-B2604
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:  604-605
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.65
Weight (g):  4.92
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4495.
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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: ∂ m FOCA PЄRP AVC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: [Year] III ([Year] 3). Mint mark: KYZ. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 79

Notes:  Possible overstrike, reverse on reverse, on another coin of Phocas.

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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