Scarce Maurice Tiberius Follis

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  1. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    I've owned a few Maurice Tiberius but both got bronze disease & I ended up parting with them. So I have been looking for a replacement for the third time & it looks like the third time is the charm.

    As usual, I picked this one very cheaply but the bonus is that this particular mint/year is pretty scarce. It also has a good provenance, Ed Waddell.

    I also happen to like this one more, better condition & sandy patina. My last 2 were the usual green.

    Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 A.D. )
    Æ Follis
    O: D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand.
    R: Large M, ANNO left and date right, cross above, Γ below, CON in exergue. Dated RY 9 (590/1)
    Constantinople mint
    SBCV 494

    Ex. Ed Waddell (11/1981)
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  3. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Nice one, here's mine.

    Maurice Tiberius
    AE Follis
    588 - 589 A.D., Constantinople Mint, 2nd Officina

    12.24g, 29.0mm, 6H

    Obverse: D N MAVRI[C] TIBER P P A[VG],
    Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield

    Reverse: -,
    Large M between A/N/N/O and ϚI (R.Y. 7), cross above, B below

    Exergue: CON

    Reference: SBCV 494
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  4. Valentinian

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    Here's mine. 34-32 mm. 13.30 grams.
    Sear 494.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    ^Those are some nice examples.
  6. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Nice coins. I rather like Maurice's folles - big and a bit crude.

    Here is one from Nicomedia:
    Byantine - Maurice Tib follis lot Aug 2019 (0).jpg

    Maurice Tiberius Æ Follis
    Year 8 (589-590 A.D.)

    Nicomedia Mint
    N MAV TIb PP, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing w/ globus, cruciger and shield / Large M, ANNO left; regnal year ς II (8) right, cross above, Officina B below; NIKO in exergue.
    SB 512; MIB 75D var.
    (11.19 grams / 30 x 28 mm)

    Here's a scruffy one from Antioch:

    Byz - Mauric Follis Antioch Nov 2 2019 AZ (0).jpg

    Maurice Tiberius Æ Follis
    Year 16 (597-598 A.D.)

    Antioch (Theopolis) Mint
    DN MA[V G I CN] P AVT (should be G), crowned, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre / Large M, ANNO left, cross above, X/μI
    right, Γ below, THEUP´ in ex.
    SB 533; DO 168b.
    (10.86 grams / 27 mm)
  7. Andrew McMenamin

    Andrew McMenamin Active Member

    That's a nice coin!
  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    That sandy patina looks great @Mat
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