A BYZANTINE GOLD SOLIDUS OF PHOCAS
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Reign of Phocas (602-610 CE)
Constantinople Mint, 603-7 CE
Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas, bearded, frontal facing. Wearing crown without pendilia and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. ON FOCAS PERP AVG
Reverse: Angel facing holding staff with Christogram in right hand and globus cruciger in left. VICTORI-A AVGG and officina mark.
In fine to very fine condition.
Diameter: 21.5mm; Weight: 4.47 g
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