Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 21 mm, 4.52 g, 7 h), Constantinopolis, 602-603. O N FOCAS PЄRP AVG Crowned bust of Phocas facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa in his right hand and cross in his left. Rev. VICTORIA AVGG Є / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding long linear staff surmounted by staurogram in his right hand and globus cruciger in his left. DOC 4 var. (unlisted officina). MIB 1. SB 623. Rare and in exceptional condition for this issue. A lustrous example struck on a very broad flan. Virtually as struck.
From an American collection of Byzantine coins, acquired from H.J. Berk in the 1980s.