Byzantine Gold Solidus of Emperor Phocas!
This Gold coin dates back over 1400 years to the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Phocas (602 - 610 AD). It contains over 4.5.g actual Gold weight and was produced at the Constantinople mint.
The obverse shows a facing bust of Phocas. dNN FOCAS PERP AVG
The reverse shows VICTORIA AVGY and an angel standing holding a long staff. CONOB appears below. Officinae I.
This coin is graded Choice Almost Uncirculated by NGC. Strike and surface ratings are 3/5 & 4/5 respectively. It has been notated as being overstruck, but is in a high state of preservation!
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