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ID number:  BIRBI-B2621
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Antioch
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  608-609
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.7
Weight (g):  10.19
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4486. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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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 globus cruciger in l. hand. Reverse: Arched M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D [in retrograde] N FOCA NЄPЄ A … (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ЧII (Year 7). Mint mark: τHЄUP'.

Bibliography:  MIB II 84b

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