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Byzantine Gold Emperor Phocas (602-610 AD) MS NGC

Byzantine Gold Emperor Phocas (602-610 AD) MS NGC

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Mint State Byzantine Gold Solidus, over 1400 years old!


Coin Highlights:
  • Gold Solidus dates from the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Phocas (602 - 610 AD).
  • Produced at the Constantinople mint.
  • Graded and authenticated as Mint State by NGC.
  • Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5. Noted as clipped.
  • Obverse: Shows a facing bust of Phocas with the legend: dNN FOCAS PERP AVG.
  • Reverse: Shows VICTORIA AVGY and an angel standing holding a long staff. CONOB (which translates to Constantinople Gold) appears below. Officinae I.

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Phocas' reign was marked by violence from the beginning. In 602, after rising through the ranks in the army, Phocas took advantage of the military's displeasure with the Emperor Maurice, and had him killed, thus proclaiming himself as the new emperor. He was popular at first, but his mismanagement of the empire led to him making many enemies. Phocas responded to this by executing thousands in an attempt to spread fear and keep his power. The tyranny had become too much of a strain on the empire, and after only eight years on the throne Phocas himself was executed by is own successor, Heraclius.

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Coin ID 800280
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Grade Uncirculated
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Mint Mark N/A
Strike 4/5
Surface 4/5

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