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- AV Solidus. 4.48 Grams. Struck at Constantinople. 21 mm.
- Graded and authenticated as being in Mint State condition by NGC.
- Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5.
- Obverse: Front view of Byzantine Emperor Phocas.
- Reverse: Shows "VICTORIA AVCCI" and an angel standing with a P Cross.
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MS NGC Byzantine Gold Solidus Emperor Phocas (602-610 AD)
Emperor Phocas (602-610 AD) was the last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire before it fell to the assault Lombards. He reigned from 602-610 AD. The Byzantine Empire was developed in 324 AD by Emperor Constantine I after he conquered Emperor Licinius at the Battle of Chrysopolis. The Byzantine Empire climbed to its height under Emperor Justinian I (527-565 AD) when it recaptured much of the previous Western Roman Empire, including North Africa and Italy. Emperor Phocas was the last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire before it fell to the Lombards in 610.
Emperor Phocas was a usurper and not favored with the individuals or the Senate. He was subsequently overthrown and executed. Emperor Phocas is featured on this Byzantine solidus coin, which was minted during his leadership. The reverse of this Byzantine gold coin shows an angel standing with a P Cross. This excellent coin, struck during Phocas' reign in Constantinople, is graded in Mint State condition by NGC and encapsulated to protect your investment.
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