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ID number:  BIRBI-B2660
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  1.69
Weight (g):  4.50
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0707. Herzfelder, February 1958; "From a recent North African find".
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross topped crown with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: Victoria facing, standing, holding globus cruciger in l. hand, and chrismon topped staff in r. hand.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCA PЄRP (Our lord Phocas, eternal). Indiction year: AN S (Year 602-603). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Indiction year: S (602-603).

Bibliography:  MIB II pl.31 32.1 (exact coin)

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
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