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Byzantine gold solidus of Phocas
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.

EV1650
$1,250


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