Solidus of Phocas

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 607–610


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.31 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.352

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown, and holding globus cruciger.
DNFOCAS PERPAVC
Reverse: Angel standing, facing, holding long staff with cross bar surmounted by P.
VICTORIA AVGU(followed by Greek gamma) CONOB in exergue
Graffiti on reverse.

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)