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Phokas, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 603/604

 
 

Obverse

Phokas standing to left wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Leontia standing to right crowned and nimbate and holding cruciform scepter transversely in right hand. Cross appears between heads.

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Reverse

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

Exergue

CONE

Obverse

Phokas standing to left wearing chlamys and crown with pendilia and holding globus cruciger in right hand. Leontia standing to right crowned and nimbate and holding cruciform scepter transversely in right hand. Cross appears between heads.

OFOC[   -    ]EPPVC

Reverse

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

Exergue

CONE

Accession number BZC.1973.27
Ruler Phokas
Date of Reign 602–610
Associated Authority Leontia (wife of Phokas)
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 603/604
Diameter 29.0 mm
Weight 13.1 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Cf. DOC 2.1:163, no. 25b.

MIBEC 188, no. 60a (citing this coin as DO [n.a.] together with one in the Hahn collection).

Acquisition History

From Matterhorn Trading Company, 18 May 1973, acquired in Turkey