You are here:Home/Resources/ Byzantine Coins/ Search the Catalogue/ Phokas, Copper, Follis, Antioch, 602/603

Phokas, Copper, Follis, Antioch, 602/603

 
 

Obverse

Phokas standing to left, crowned and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Leontia standing to right, nimbate and holding a cross transversely. Cross between heads.

ONFOC-[           ]

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, and I in right field.

Exergue

HEP'

Obverse

Phokas standing to left, crowned and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Leontia standing to right, nimbate and holding a cross transversely. Cross between heads.

ONFOC-[           ]

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, and I in right field.

Exergue

HEP'

Accession number BZC.1972.41
Ruler Phokas
Date of Reign 602–610
Associated Authority Leontia (wife of Phokas)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Antioch
Date 602/603
Diameter 30.0 mm
Weight 9.2 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 2.1:187, no. 83. Leontia is nimbate, as Wroth, BMC no. 102; Tolstoi, Vizantīĭskii︠a︡ monety [Monnaies byzantines], no. 142 (variant); DOC 2.1:188, no. 83.3.

MIBEC 195–96, no. 83a.

Acquisition History

From J. Schulman, list 203, no. 580, 5 December 1972