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ID number:  BIRBI-B2636
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:  607-608
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.39
Weight (g):  5.50
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5350. Spink, July 1966; "From South East Turkey".
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Description:  Obverse: Phocas and Leontia, standing, nimbate; Leontia wearing trefoil topped crown, and holding a cross sceptre in l. hand, Phocas wearing a trefoil topped crown with pendilia, and holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Cross in between the head of Phocas and Leontia. Reverse: XX; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D [in retrograde] N F OC N … A (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: A … O ЧI (Year 6). Mint mark: P, with tail.

Bibliography:  MIB II 85

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