29 May, 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks under Muhammad II, ending the Byzantine Empire. Post your Byzantine coins from Constantinople! Phocas, AD 602-610 and wife Leontia. Byzantine Æ Follis,28.4 mm, 13.35 g, 7 h. Constantinople, AD 602/603. Obv: δmFOCA ЄPPAVG, Phocas and Leontia stg. facing. The Emperor holds globus cruciger, the Empress, nimbate, holds cruciform scepter. Rev: Large M, surmounted by cross; ANNO to left, I (regnal year 1) right, CONB in exergue. Refs: Sear 639; MIBE 129, 60a; DOC 163, 24b.