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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.4.789
People
Phokas, Byzantine (r. 602 - 610 CE)
Title
Coin of Phokas
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
606(?)-610 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Kyzikos (Mysia)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/145926
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Metal
AE
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.66 g
Denomination
half follis
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: (lowercase delta)NFOCAS PE[
  • Reverse Inscription: Large "XX". In ex., KYZA.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOC 2.1, 81a.2 (p. 185)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.4.789
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bust facing, wearing consular robes and crown with cross. In r. hand, mappa; in l., cross.
Rev.: XX. Above, cross.

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