Gold Byzantine Phocas Coin – Discovered in Jerusalem

$800.00

Authentic solid gold coin of King Phocas (602-610 A.D.), emperor of the Byzantine empire.

This Type named nomisma in Greek, which means coin.

Description

Byzantine Gold Coin (602-610 A.D.) Emperor Phocas of the Byzantine empire.

Side A: d N PHOCAS PERP AVI, Crowned, draped, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger.
Side B: :VICTORIA AVGU E, Angel facing forward, holding staff placed on top of a Christogram and globus cruciger.

Minted in Constantinople (Istanbul).
Discovered in Jerusalem.

A nice Solidus coin in near perfect condition

This type named nomisma in Greek, which means coin.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Phocas was profoundly suspicious of the aristocrats of Constantinople. He introduced his relatives into high military positions, and ruthlessly cleansed his adversaries.

Shipped to you direct from the Holy Land.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 2 cm