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ID number:  BIRBI-B2635
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Stewart, James R.
Maker:  Phocas; Leontia; Antioch
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Antioch
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  607-608
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.26
Weight (g):  4.43
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5720. 30th January 1968; ex. James R. Stewart Collection, Nicosia, 1947.
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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: D [in retrograde] N FOCA NЄPЄ AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ЧI (Year 6). Mint mark: P, with tail.

Bibliography:  MIB II 85

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Whitting, Philip David
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1903
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Antioch



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06 Feb 1962
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Phocas
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