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ID number:  BIRBI-B2668
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  One Third Siliqua
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-607
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  1.31
Weight (g):  0.63
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4559. L.S. Forrer, July 1949.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: A cross; A in the lower l. of the field, ω in the lower r. of the field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCA … (Our lord Phocas). Reverse: None.

Bibliography:  MIB II 56

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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