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Phocas: November 23, 602-October 5, 610


Phocas, AV Solidus, 603-607, Constantinople, Officina 7
O N FOCAS-PERP AVI
Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown without pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORI_A AVGG Z
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
21mm x 22mm, 4.48g
SB 618; DOC 5g; MIB 7; CBN 7-8

Note: Authenticated by David Sear on December 9, 2005 and described as "good VF".


Phocas, AV Solidus, 603-607, Constantinople, Officina 7
O N FOCAS-PERP AVI
Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown without pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORI_A AVGG Z
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 21mm, 4.30g
SB 618; DOC 5g; MIB 7; CBN 7-8


Phocas, AV Solidus, 603-607, Constantinople, Officina 10
O N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, bearded, wearing crown without pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORI_A AVGG I
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
21mm, 4.41g
SB 618
Ex USA Federal Bureau of Investigations, September 2006; Ex Capital Collectibles (seized assets)


Phocas, AV Solidus, 607-610, Constantinople, Officina 5
d N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVu E
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
20mm x 22mm, 4.39g
SB 620


Phocas, AV Solidus, 607-610, Constantinople, Officina 7
d N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVu Z
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
21mm, 4.45g
SB 620


Phocas, AV Solidus, 607-610, Constantinople, Officina 10
d N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVu I
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
21mm, 4.46g
SB 620


Phocas, AV Solidus, 607-610, Constantinople, Officina 10
d N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORIA-AVVu I
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.45g
SB 620


Phocas, AV Solidus, 607-610, Constantinople, Officina 5
d N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Crowned, draped, cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing beard, globus cruciger in right hand
VICTORI-AVGU E
Angel standing facing, long staff surmounted by Christogram in right hand, globus cruciger in left
CONOB in exergue
22mm x 23mm, 4.45g
SB 620v; DOC 10e.1-5 var. (VICTORIA for VICTORI); MIB 9 var; Wroth (BMC)10 var; Tolstoi 8 var; Ratto 1181 var

Note: Authenticated by David Sear on December 10, 2005 and described as "good EF though with some flatness in the striking, of unusual style and with curious omission of the final letter of 'VICTORIA'."


Phocas, AV Tremissis, 602-610, Constantinople
D N FOCA_S PP AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
VICTORI FOCAS AVG
Cross potent
CONOB in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 1.45g
SB 633


Phocas, AE Half Follis, 602-610, Constantinople, Officina 1
D N FOCA-PERP AV_G
Bust facing, wearing crown and consular robes, mappa in right hand, cross in left
Large XX, * above
CONA in exergue
20mm x 27mm, 8.33g
SB 644


Phocas, AE Half Follis, 602-610, Constantinople, Officina 4
D N FOCAS-PERP AVG
Bust facing, wearing crown and consular robes, mappa in right hand, cross in left
Large XX, * above
COND in exergue
24mm x 28mm, 5.15g
SB 644
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: Overstruck with part of the legend of the host coin reading ANTOFXXI on the reverse in the margin


Phocas, AE Follis, Year 3 (604/605), Nicomedia, Officina 1
D M FOCA PE_RP AVG
Bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia, and consular robes, mappa in right hand, eagle-tipped scepter in left
Large XXXX, ANNO above, III to right
NIKOA in exergue
30mm x 31mm, 12.97g
SB 658


Phocas and Leontia, Follis, Year 3 (604/605), Theoupolis (Antioch)
O N FOCA-NE PE VV
Phocas standing facing, holding globus cruciger, on left, Leontia standing facing, holding cruciform scepter, on right, cross between their heads
Large m, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, III to right
THEUP in exergue
25mm x 27mm, 9.20g
SB 671


Phocas and Leontia, Follis, Year 3 (604/605), Theoupolis (Antioch)
O N FOCA-NE PE P V
Phocas standing facing, holding globus cruciger, on left, Leontia standing facing, holding cruciform scepter, on right, cross between their heads
Large m, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, III to right
THEUP' in exergue
26mm x 30mm, 8.97g
SB 671


Phocas and Leontia, Follis, Year 5 (606/607), Theoupolis (Antioch)
O N FOCA-NE PE AV
Phocas standing facing, holding globus cruciger, on left, Leontia standing facing, holding cruciform scepter, on right, cross between their heads
Large m, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, U to right
THEUP' in exergue
25mm x 28mm, 10.38g
SB 671


Phocas and Leontia, Decanummium, Theoupolis (Antioch)
O N FOCA-NE PE AV
Phocas standing facing, holding globus cruciger, on left, Leontia standing facing, holding cruciform scepter, on right, cross between their heads
Large X, A/N/N/O to left, cross above, regnal year off flan to left
P below
14mm x 17mm, 2.55g
SB 675