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Maurice, Lead, Token, Uncertain Mint, circa 582-circa 602

 
 

Obverse

Monogram.

Reverse

K within large linear border.

Obverse

Monogram.

Reverse

K within large linear border.

Accession number BZC.2006.5
Ruler Maurice
Date of Reign 582–602
Metal Lead
Denomination Token
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date circa 582circa 602
Diameter 19.0 mm
Weight 8.34 g
Relation of Dies 12:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

This lead coin comes from an unidentified mint. It could belong to a series of lead coins that were minted in response to demand for small change in the late sixth and early seventh century; see C. Morrisson, “Monnaies en plomb byzantines de la fin du VIe et du début du VIIe siècle” and “Les usages monétaires du plus vil des métaux: le plomb.”

Acquisition History

From A. H. Baldwin’s Selection, 28 February 2006