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ID number:  BIRBI-B2698
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Ravenna
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  602-607
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.1
Weight (g):  4.48
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 0219. B.A. Seaby, 1948.
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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 FOCAS PERP AЧC (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCC (Imperial victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: Γ (3).

Bibliography:  MIB II 43

3 Related People

Ravenna
Roman;Byzantine;Italian


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