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Maurice, Copper, Follis, Nikomedeia, 595/596

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice wearing cuirass and crown. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield on left shoulder.

OI[ - ]OKOO

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, X|III|I in right field, and B below.

Exergue

NIKO

Obverse

Frontal bust of Maurice wearing cuirass and crown. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield on left shoulder.

OI[ - ]OKOO

Reverse

with cross above, |N|N|O in left field, X|III|I in right field, and B below.

Exergue

NIKO

Accession number BZC.1973.25
Ruler Maurice
Date of Reign 582–602
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Nikomedeia
Date 595/596
Diameter 31.0 mm
Weight 11.5 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

A previous follis. On reverse at 7h see the cross and the trace of the left leg of the mark of value M.

Commentary

Cf. DOC 1:326, no. 104.

MIBEC 153, no. 76Db (citing this coin as DO [n.a] together with Bib. Nationale 10, Birmingham and Oxford, Ashmolean Museum).

BNC 1:191, no. 10 (similar).

Acquisition History

From Matterhorn Trading Company, 18 May 1973, acquired in Turkey