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Phokas, Silver, Light Miliarense, Constantinople, 602-610

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Phokas facing right wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

ONFOCS-PERPVC

Reverse

Cross potent between two palms.

Obverse

Bust of Phokas facing right wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

ONFOCS-PERPVC

Reverse

Cross potent between two palms.

Accession number BZC.1969.63
Ruler Phokas
Date of Reign 602–610
Metal Silver
Denomination Light Miliarense
Mint Constantinople
Date 602610
Diameter 24.0 mm
Weight 3.79 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 2.1:162, no. 22. The Hermitage specimen (Tolstoi, Vizantīĭskii︠a︡ monety [Monnaies byzantines], no. 42) has ON instead of NN.

MIBEC 186, no. 52 (citing and illustrating only this specimen: light miliarense [1/72 pound]).

Acquisition History

From T. O. Mabbott Sale, lot 4961 (Hans M. F. Schulman, 27 October 1969)