Phocas AV Gold Soldius, Near MINT State, 607 - 610 C.E. SOLD

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PHOCAS AV GOLD SOLIDUS
 
DOC 10h, MIB 9, Sear 620, Lustrous Near Mint state, some weakness near edges, 21.8mm, 4.51 grams, Constantinople mint, 5th Officina, Struck 607 - 610 C.E.
 
Obverse: ∂ N FOCAS PЄRP AVG around crowned, draped and cuirassed facing bust of Phocas holding globus cruciger

Reverse:  Angel standing facing, holding globus cruciger and long staff surmounted by staurogram, VICTORIA AVGЧand officina letter H, around, CONOB in exergue

A SUPERSHARP and attractive bust!
 
From a Switzerland collection, 1970s to 90's.