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Live auction - bby_340158 - TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE Solidus

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 860 €
Maximum bid : 891 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 15:47:13
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Solidus
Date: 579-582
Mint name / Town : Constantinople
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 1000 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Officine: 8e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Très joli revers de style fin. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Bourgey des 26-28 juin 1989, n° 189


Obverse legend : D M TIB CONS-TANT PP AVI.
Obverse description : Buste couronné, drapé et cuirassé de Tibère II Constantin de face avec pendilia.
Obverse translation : “Dominus Noster Tiberius Constantinus Perpetuus Augustus”, (Notre seigneur Tibère Constantin perpétuel auguste).


Reverse legend : VICTORI-AVCCH/ -|-// CONOB.
Reverse description : Croix potencée posée sur quatre degrés.
Reverse translation : “Victoria Augustorum”, (La Victoire des augustes).


Pendilia aux extrémités bouletées. Couronne perlée. Cuirasse lisse. Bouclier orné d’un cavalier. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background



Justin lost his reason and 574 General Tiberius ruled since the empire. He was associated with power and appointed august 26 September 578 and succeeded without problem Justin October 5 578. The régnales years are recorded since his accession as Caesar.

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