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ID number:  BIRBI-B2671
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.2
Weight (g):  5.03
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4473.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing trefoil topped crown with pendilia, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand. Reverse: A cross potent; XX below.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCA C PЄR … (Our lord Phocas, eternal). Indiction year: … (Untranslatable). Reverse: F …/C A (Phocas).

Bibliography:  MIB II 97

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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