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ID number:  BIRBI-B4456
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Tiberios III; Syracuse
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Sicily: Syracuse
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  698-702
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  3.84
Axis (degrees):  180.00

Description:  Obverse: bust of Tiberios facing, wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding spear cross body in r. hand. Reverse: M denomination, with emperor's monogram above and palm branches to l. and r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: None visible. Mint Mark: SCL.

Bibliography:  DOC II.2 pl.XLII AE32.2; MIB III Tiberius pl.45 Küpfer 79.2.

Notes:  This type is known to be earlier due to overstriking evidence (MIB III p.190). Hahn's dating is used here but it is not certain.

2 Related People

Tiberios III

Greek; Roman; Byzantine

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