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Tiberios III, Gold, Solidus, Constantinople, 698-705

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Tiberios III,with close beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross on circlet. Spear held before body in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DIERI-SPE-V

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTOR[I]-VS

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Tiberios III,with close beard, wearing cuirass and crown with cross on circlet. Spear held before body in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

DIERI-SPE-V

Reverse

Cross potent on base and three steps.

VICTOR[I]-VS

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.1969.3
Catalogue ID as DOC 2.2:626, no. 1e
Ruler Tiberios III
Date of Reign 698–705
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Constantinople
Date 698705
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 4.24 g
Relation of Dies 7:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This coin has been clipped. It was purchased as an Italian issue, which is suggested by the surface and the clipping, but on reconsideration, Grierson felt the coin must be from Constantinople.

MIB 3:269, no. 1.

Acquisition History

Purchased from J. Vinchon, 9 January 1969