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Phokas, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 602

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Phokas bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with pendilia and cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

ONFOCE-PERPVC

Reverse

Frontal view of angel holding long staff with staurogram () at the top in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand. Officina letter Z.

VICTORI-VCCZ

Obverse

Frontal bust of Phokas bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with pendilia and cross on circlet. Globus cruciger in right hand.

ONFOCE-PERPVC

Reverse

Frontal view of angel holding long staff with staurogram () at the top in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand. Officina letter Z.

VICTORI-VCCZ

Accession number BZC.1999.9
Ruler Phokas
Date of Reign 602–610
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 602
Diameter 22.0 mm
Weight 4.46 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Variant of DOC 2.1:152, nos. 1a and 1d, which have obverse legend ONFOCS-PERPVC.

MIBEC 174, no. 4.

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, July 1999