Phocas, 602-610. Solidus (Gold, 20 mm, 4.32 g, 7 h), Constantinople, I = 10th officina, 607-609. d N FOCAS PERP AVI Draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, wearing crown surmounted by cross, and holding a globus cruciger in his right hand. Rev. VICTORIA AVGЧ I / CONOB Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger in his left hand and long, rho-topped cross in his right. DOC 10j. MIB 9. SB 620. A very interesting coin with very perfunctorily engraved inscriptions: perhaps it was part of an issue that needed to be struck rapidly for military reasons? Virtually as struck.
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