A BYZANTINE GOLD SOLIDUS OF PHOCAS
Please refer to our stock # GC.4 when inquiring.
Reign of Phocas (602-610 CE)
Constantinople Mint, 607-10 CE
Obverse: Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas, bearded, frontal facing. Wearing crown without pendilia and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. dN FOCAS PERP AVG
Reverse: Angel facing holding staff with Christogram in right hand and globus cruciger in left. VICTORI-A AVGU and officina mark (I)
In fine to very fine condition.
Diameter: 21 mm; Weight: 4.3 g
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Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
MIB II 9