AV Solidus from the Byzantine empire!
The Byzantine empire was established in eastern Europe from the break up of the Roman empire. This Gold coin is from the reign of the emperor Phocas (A.D. 602 - 610). It weighs 4.45 g and originates from the Constantinople mint.
The obverse features facing busts of Phocas and the words "dNN FOCAS PERP AVG." The reverse shows "VICTORIA AVGY," an angel standing holding a long staff with the word "CONOB" below. Officinae E. This example is gaded Very Fine by NGC. Own a piece of Medieval history today!
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