|BYZANTINE GOLD SOLIDUS OF PHOCAS, REIGNED AD 602-610
Phocas, gold solidus
Diameter: 21 mm.; Weight: 4.46 grams
Constantinople mint, struck AD 603-607
Obverse: Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger
Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by staurogram and globus cruciger
Very fine condition.
Reference: D. Sear, et al. Byzantine Coins and Their Values. 2nd edition. London. 1987. No 618.