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Tiberios III, Copper, Follis, Constantinople, 701/702

 
 

Obverse

Tiberios III standing, wearing military garb, paludamentum, and crown with cross. Globus cruciger in right hand, long cross in left hand.

Reverse

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

Obverse

Tiberios III standing, wearing military garb, paludamentum, and crown with cross. Globus cruciger in right hand, long cross in left hand.

Reverse

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

Accession number BZC.2000.3
Ruler Tiberios III
Date of Reign 698–705
Metal Copper
Denomination Follis
Mint Constantinople
Date 701/702
Diameter 21.0 mm
Weight 3.33 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat
Undertype

Not identifiable, but traces of ΕΛ and a face at 5-6h on reverse, which probably comes from a previous issue of Tiberios III. 

Commentary

This coin was overstruck on both its obverse and reverse. The Δ in the right field is the fourth regnal year (701/702) but Hahn assumes (MIB 3:189) that, since there is no evidence for a further regnal year, it may have become immobilized and used until 705.

Cf. DOC 2.2:630, no. (11b).

MIB 3:272, no. 74.

Acquisition History

Gift of Philip Grierson, March 2000, from Dr. Balvin