Co 913 (Early Byzantine follis of Phocas from Cyzicus) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Coin
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Coins
Typological identification
Coin
Comparanda
DOCII Phocas 73a, p. 182 (Class 2)
Preservation comment
Wear: aF. Sparse marginal chipping; extensive, slight to moderate pitting and scratching. Small areas of pale blue bronze disease on both faces.
Published as
KenchreaiIII, p. 74, no. 1161 (R. Hohlfelder)
Axis (1-12
12
Has denomination
Follis
Numismatic Diameter (mm.)
31.0
Numismatic Mint
Cyzicus
Numismatic Weight (grs.)
10.23
Obverse Description
Facing bust of emperor, wearing crown with cross on circlet and consular robes, holding mappa in right hand and cross in left; to left of head, cross; all within wreath border
Obverse Description
Undertype: wider beaded border; uncertain design at axis 1-2
Obverse Inscription
[d] N FOCAS - P[ERP AVG]
Reverse Inscription
XXXX across centre of field; above, ANN[O]; below, KYZA; to right, ϥ (= regnal year 6)
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Bronze (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“Co 913 (Early Byzantine follis of Phocas from Cyzicus).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/co0913>