User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Solidus of Phocas

Start collecting

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)

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins