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ID number:  BIRBI-B2674
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:  606-607
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.21
Weight (g):  6.37
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4469.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cross topped crown, chlamys, with loros scarf draped over shoulders, holding mappa aloft in r. hand, and cross-topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: XX; cross above, star to the l., and a pellet between the numerals.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N FOC … S PЄRP AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: None. Mint mark: KRTG. Control mark: Є (5).

Bibliography:  MIB II 98a

3 Related People

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


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