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Live auction - bby_467786 - MAURICE TIBERIUS Solidus

MAURICE TIBERIUS Solidus AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 16:11:36
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Solidus
Date: 583-601
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait élancé de Maurice Tibère. Joli revers. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 1984 et provient du stock d’Art Antique (J-P. Kimmel)

Obverse


Obverse legend : D N MAVRC - TIB PP AV, .
Obverse description : Buste casqué, diadémé et cuirassé de Maurice Tibère de face, avec pendilia, tenant de la main droite un globe crucigère.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Mauricius Tiberius Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Maurice Tibère perpétuel auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : VICTORI-A AVGGH //CONOB.
Reverse description : Ange debout de face, nimbé, les ailes déployées, tenant une longue croix de la main droite et un globe crucigère de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des Augustes).

Commentary


Petit buste fin. Pendilia aux extrémités bouletées. Casque avec plumet.

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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