Solidus of Phocas
Early Byzantine Period
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.31 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown, and holding globus cruciger.
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.
By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)