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ID number:  BIRBI-B2631
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Antioch
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-605
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.25
Weight (g):  4.82
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4919. A.H. Baldwin, 13th March 1965.
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing a crown, and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Phocas wearing a cross topped crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Cross in between the head of Phocas and Leontia. Reverse: XX; a pellet in between the numerals, and a cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: O N FOCA … A … (Our lord Phocas, Augustus). Reverse: ANNO III (Year 3). Mint mark: P, with tail.

Bibliography:  MIB II 85

4 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Leontia
Byzantine


Antioch



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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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