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ID number:  BIRBI-B2625
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:  610
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.8
Weight (g):  10.24
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 1021.
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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 eagle-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: Arched M; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D [in retrograde] N FOCA NЄPЄ AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚIII (Year 9). Mint mark: τHЄUP.

Bibliography:  MIB II 84a

Notes:  Slight doublestrike on the reverse.

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Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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