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Maurice, Copper, Pentanummium, Carthage, 587/588

 
 

Obverse

Bust of Maurice facing left wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

DN[V]-RICIP

Exergue

[IN]DS

Reverse

Palm tree with N in left field, M in right field, and V below.

Obverse

Bust of Maurice facing left wearing diadem, cuirass, and paludamentum.

DN[V]-RICIP

Exergue

[IN]DS

Reverse

Palm tree with N in left field, M in right field, and V below.

Accession number BZC.1969.29
Catalogue ID as DOC 1:361, no. (256)
Ruler Maurice
Date of Reign 582–602
Metal Copper
Denomination Pentanummium
Mint Carthage
Date 587/588
Diameter 13.0 mm
Weight 2.3 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

DOC 1:361, no. (256), cites Wroth (BMC, no. 246), with a variant in break of inscription: V-RI instead of -VR.

MIBEC 168, no. 131.

Acquisition History

Purchased from L. L. Berkler Associates, Washington, DC, 18 July 1969