PHOCAS GOLD SOLIDUS -DOUBLE STRIKE ANCIENT ERROR – MINT STATE NGC GRADED BYZANTINE COIN (Inv. 14738)
BYZANTINE EMPIRE. PHOCAS, AD 602-610.
Gold solidus, 4.47 g, 22 mm, Constantinople mint.
Obv. Draped bust of Phocas, facing, holding globus cruciger.
Rev. Angel standing, facing, holding staff with staurogram and globus cruciger.
DOC 5; Sear 618.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5, “die shift” noted, an interesting ANCIENT ERROR, the coin being double struck, with the second impression being shifted slightly to the right.