Solidus of Phocas

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 607–610


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.288

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 CONOB in exergue
VICTORIA AVGUI

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes