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Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.
Hahn and Berk attribute this style variation to Thessalonica. Other reference fail to distinguish the type from similar Constantinople issues. Hahn identifies the Greek number following the reverse legend as the regnal year.
SH86280. Gold solidus
p. 181 and pl. 31, N3; Berk Gold
109; other references do not distinguish this type
from Constantinople issues, Choice EF
, well centered
and struck, graffiti
(?) mint, weight
4.362g, maximum diameter
20.5mm, die axis
, c. 607 A.D.(?); obverse
o N FOCAS PERP
facing, bearded, wearing cuirass
, and crown with cross
on circlet and without pendilia
, globus cruciger
in right hand; reverse VICTORIA
AVCC E (victory
of the two emperors, 5th officina
? or regnal year 5?), angel standing facing, staurogram
staff in right hand, globus cruciger
in left hand, CONOB
reading ƆMΘ (retrograde, Greek additive number 249?) or less likely ΘEC (Thessalonica
?); ex Numismatik Naumann auction 58, lot 626; very rare
Catalog current as of Monday, May 20, 2019.
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