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Phokas, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 606/607

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Phokas wearing consular robes and crown with cross (no pendilia). Mappa in right hand, cross in left hand.

O[ - ]VC

Reverse

XXXX with in right field.

Exergue

CONB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Phokas wearing consular robes and crown with cross (no pendilia). Mappa in right hand, cross in left hand.

O[ - ]VC

Reverse

XXXX with in right field.

Exergue

CONB

Accession number BZC.1972.40
Ruler Phokas
Date of Reign 602–610
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 606/607
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 10.87 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Follis of Maurice, Antioch. On reverse (at 11–2h) the beginning of the obverse inscription (NV), and on obverse traces of the left part of the reverse type (N|O and exergue Η).

Commentary

Cf. DOC 2.1:164, no. 29a (B instead of ).

MIBEC 188, no. 61a (citing either this coin or BZC.1973.28 as DO [n.a.], together with three other specimens [BNC 11, Vienna, and Sardis]).

Acquisition History

From J. Schulman, list 203, no. 564, 5 December 1972