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E-auction 95-49577 - MAURICIUS TIBERIUS Follis

MAURICIUS TIBERIUS Follis AU
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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


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


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

Commentary


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

Historical background


Maurice Tiberius

(13/08/582-22/11/602)

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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