Tremissis of Phocas

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 604 (?)–610


Mint: Ravenna

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.43 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

35.351

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded bust of Phocas right, wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.
DNFOCAS PERPAVC
Reverse: Victory advancing, looking left, holding in right hand wreath, in left globus cruciger. In field right, star.
VICTORIAAVCVSTORVM CONOB in exergue

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)