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Solidus of Phocas

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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

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins