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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Byzantine Coins| > |Justinian Dynasty| > |Focas| > SH56795
Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.
|Focas|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Focas,| |23| |November| |602| |-| |5| |October| |610| |A.D.|, The last recorded act of the Senate of the Western Roman Empire in Rome was to acclaimed new statues of Emperor Phocas and Empress Leontia in 603. The institution must have vanished by 630 when the Curia was transformed into a church by Pope Honorius I. The Senate at Constantinople continued to exist in the Eastern Roman Empire's capital until at least the mid-14th century when the ancient institution finally vanished from history.
SH56795. Gold solidus, DOC II part 1, 5j; Morrisson BnF 8/Cp/AV/10; Wroth BMC 26; Ratto 1198; Hahn MIB II 7; Sommer 9.6; SBCV 618; Tolstoi -, VF, wavy flan, graffiti on obv, 10th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.316g, maximum diameter 21.8mm, die axis 180o, 603 - 607 A.D.; obverse o N FOCAS PERP AVC, bust facing, bearded, wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross on circlet and without pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVCC (victory of the two emperors) I, angel standing facing, staurogram staff in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand, CONOB in exergue; SOLD











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