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E-auction 95-49577 - MAURICIUS TIBERIUS Follis

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 70 €
Maximum bid : 92 €
End of the sale : 09 February 2015 16:18:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Follis
Date: an 8
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : copper
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,20 g.
Officine: 5e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large et iirégulier avec les grènetis complets. Très beau portrait de haut relief. Jolie revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : D N MAVRICI - [TIB]ERI PP AVC.
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadèmé avec pendilia et cuirassé de Maurice Tibère de face, tenant un globe crucigère de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Obverse translation : “Domino Nostro Maurici Tiberi Perpetuo Augusto”, (À notre seigeur Maurice Tibère perpétuel auguuste).


Reverse legend : A/N/N/O - G/II/ E// CON.
Reverse description : Grand M surmonté d'une croisette.
Reverse translation : (An 8/ Constantinople).


Casque orné du plumet. Sur cet exemplaire le cavalier n’est pas visible sur le bouclier.

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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