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Tiberios II Constantine, Gold, Solidus, Rome, 578-582

 
 

Obverse

Frontal bust of Tiberios II Constantine wearing cuirass and crown with cross and pendilia. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

TICONS-TNTPPΛV

Reverse

Cross potent on four steps.

VICTORI-VCCΔ

Exergue

CONOB

Obverse

Frontal bust of Tiberios II Constantine wearing cuirass and crown with cross and pendilia. Globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman device on left shoulder.

TICONS-TNTPPΛV

Reverse

Cross potent on four steps.

VICTORI-VCCΔ

Exergue

CONOB

Accession number BZC.2002.11
Ruler Tiberios II Constantine
Date of Reign 578–582
Metal Gold
Denomination Solidus
Mint Rome
Date 578582
Diameter 20.0 mm
Weight 4.26 g
Relation of Dies 6:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

Hahn (MIB 3:71 and MIBEC 38–39) interprets Δ as regnal year 4, based on the Sermide hoard (see M. D. O’Hara, “A Sixth Century Hoard of Solidi of the Fabric of the Mint of Ravenna”).

MIB 2:104, no. 15 (attributed to Ravenna).

MIB 3:71, no. 15.4, plate 56.

MIBEC 117, nos. NN14 and NNN14 (attributed to Rome).

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, 6 September 2002