Third coin from Heritage event...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    from the most easy to obtain Emperor....

    AV Solidus (dated year 14= 595/6AD) 19mm./ 4.42g.
    Carthage Mint
    Maurice Tiberius 582-602AD
    Pearl diademed/ ciurassed/ helmeted bust/ facing/ holding globus cruciger in right hand
    Angel standing/ facing holding long staff and globus cruciger
    Sear 549 DOC 228 MIB 25b
    This emperor was deposed by Phocas in 602AD. He was forced to watch his son's execution, before loosing his head:dead:
    This coin was really badly struck:( lf (6).jpg lf (7).jpg
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  3. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    John, Looks like you made another great score ;)! You're right about solidi from Maurice Tiberius being the most plentiful of all Byzantine gold, however, your example is not common. Being struck at the Carthage Mint & having an indictional date make this a rare coin. Your coin is not poorly struck, but there is die deterioration visible, especially on the emperor's face. I sold the example pictured below at Heritage auction a couple of years ago. It is the most common type of solidus from this emperor, struck at the Constantinople Mint, but brought a high price because of its grade ($1,020.00).

    M.T. solidus, obv. (2).jpg M.T. solidus, obv..jpg M.T. Solidus, rev. (2).jpg
  4. Limes

    Limes Well-Known Member

    Very nice win, panzerman! The other coins you won and posted are very nice as well of course!
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice, I still need to get a Follis of Maurice Tiberius, but haven't found the right one at the right price yet.
  6. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Nice one!
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