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ID number:  BIRBI-B2633
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:  606-607
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.06
Weight (g):  3.99
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4464.
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing cross topped 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 NЄPЄ A (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO Ч (Year 5). Mint mark: … (Untranslatable mint mark).

Bibliography:  MIB II 85

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Antioch



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


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