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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 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

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins