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Maurice, Copper, Half Follis, Nikomedeia, 597/598

 
 

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

Obverse

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

Reverse

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

Accession number BZC.1975.3.5
Ruler Maurice
Date of Reign 582–602
Metal Copper
Denomination Half Follis
Mint Nikomedeia
Date 597/598
Diameter 18.0 mm
Weight 4.88 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

The inscription on the coin’s obverse is not legible. The date (year 16) was not represented in DOC 1 (cf. DOC 1:329, no. 116, dated X|, for year 15). This coin is the only one cited in MIBEC.

MIBEC 54, no. 80D (citing this coin as DO [n.a.]).

Acquisition History

Purchased from Henry Weller, 9 September 1975