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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-B2704
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Phocas; Ravenna
Denomination:  Half-Follis
Place made:  Europe: Italy, Ravenna
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  604-605
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  1.67
Weight (g):  4.52
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 3695. R.M. Cunningham, February 1951.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and cross topped crown, holding globus cruciger in r. hand. Reverse: K; cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N FOCA PЄRP AV (Our lord Phocas, eternal Augustus). Reverse: R A/ VENA (Ravenna).

Bibliography:  MIB II 112

3 Related People

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


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