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Tremissis of Phocas

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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)

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins