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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2672
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  Phocas; Carthage
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Carthage
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-603
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.03
Weight (g):  5.72
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 2367. A.H. Baldwin, 1957.
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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. Reverse: A cross potent; a pellet to the l. and r. Below the cross, XX; a pellet to the l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCAC PЄRP (Our lord Phocas, eternal). Indiction year: AN S (Year 602-603). Reverse: F O/C A (Phocas).

Bibliography:  MIB II 97

3 Related People

Phocas
Byzantine
c.547
610
Carthage
Roman;Byzantine


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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