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ID number:  BIRBI-B1925
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Maurice; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  589-590
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.40
Weight (g):  12.26
Axis (degrees):  0.00
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Maurice facing, wearing cuirass, and plumed helmet with pendilia, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: M, cross above.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: … N mAV … TIbЄRI PP AV (Our lord Maurice Tiberius, eternal Augustus). Reverse: ANNO ϚII (Year 8). Mint mark: CON. Control mark: A (1).

Bibliography:  MIB II 67D

Notes:  Overstruck obverse on reverse, over a post-538 follis.

2 Related People

Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Maurice
Byzantine
c.539
602
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