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E-auction 27-8580 - MAURICIUS TIBERIUS Demi-follis

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 16:09:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-follis
Date: an 21
Mint name / Town : Thessalonica
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais et irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES VII, n° 589 et du stock Nadia Kapamadji (fonds Florange)


Obverse legend : D N MAURI - TIBER P AVC.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé avec pendilia et cuirassé de Maurice Tibère de face tenant le globe crucigère de la main droite.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Mauricius Tiberius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Maurice Tibère auguste).


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - X/ X- I// TES.
Reverse description : Grand K surmonté d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (An 21).


W. Hahn ne signale pas l’an 21 dans le MBR. C’est l’une des dernières monnaies frappées pour Maurice Tibère assassiné le 22 novembre 602.

Historical background

Maurice Tiberius


Maurice succeeded his stepfather Tiberius II. After great victories over the Sassanids, he wiped many setbacks in the Balkans and could not prevent the installation of Slavs and Avars. A military plot overthrew 602. He was killed while trying to flee from Chosroes II.

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