Solidus of Phocas

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 607–610


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

13.1359

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 AVGUI CONOB in exergue

Provenance

By date unknown: Henry H. Fay Collection; 1913: Gift of Henry H. Fay to MFA, May 1, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Fay