Tiberius II Constantine Æ Follis...

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  1. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着

    Not the prettiest coin I've ever purchased, but even semi-decent examples of this Byzantine emperor remain pretty hard to find, at least in my experience. After over a year of searching, I decided to "settle" for this one because all of the text was legible and it includes at least some details in the portrait. With Byzantines, sometimes you have to take what you can get.
    Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582 AD. Æ Follis (37mm, 16,64g, 12h). Constantinople mint. Dated year 5 (578/9 AD); Obv: d M TIb CONS-TANT PP AVC, crowned facing bust in consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre; Rev: Large M; cross above, ANNO to left, u to right; CONE. MIBE 25; Sear 430

    Post your Tiberius II Constantine coins!
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  3. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks for sharing @ewomack ! And congrats on a fully decent, nicely large follis, with facial details and a patina with character!

    My only example of this interesting ruler is a slightly wavy tremissis. (One of just 4 gold coins in my entire collection.)
  4. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member


    Tiberius II Constantine, three-quarters follis, Constantinople
    Obv.: dm Tib CONS_TANT P P AVC, crowned, draped and cuirassed facing bust of Tiberius Constantine.
    Rev.: Large XXX, cross above; below CON A.
    DOC 15a
  5. Broucheion

    Broucheion Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    Alexandria Egypt.


    TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE (26 Sep 578 - 14 Aug 582 CE)

    Size: 15x17 mm
    Weight: 4.89 g
    Axis: 11:00
    Broucheion Collection B-1989-12-22.001

    OBV: Constantius diademed and cuirassed bust facing right, holding globus cruciger in right hand. Legend: [DNCONSTAN]TINVS. Solid border.
    REV: Large IB with +P monogram between on globe above two steps. In exerge AΛЄӠ. Solid border.
    Refs: Sear Byzantine 460; MIB I-63; Greirson pl 10 #157; DOC-56; BMC 142-145
    Notes: From Grierson (1982): Wroth attributed the earliest dodecanummia to Justinian, but there is at Dumbarton Oaks a piece of good style which Ratto attributed, very plausibly, to Justin I, those of Justin II being much inferior in weight and workmanship. The type remained essentially unchanged throughout the century: on the obverse the emperor's name and a profile bust, on the reverse the marks of value IB on either side of a cross; with the mint-mark in the exergue. Minor variations were introduced under Tiberius II - the emperor sometimes holds a short cross, or the cross on the reverse is sometimes replaced by a TP monogram on steps - but his coins are unusually abundant for so short a reign and it seems probable that some of them, as happened elsewhere, were struck under Maurice. (The inscription includes only the Constantinus element in Tiberius' name.)

    - Broucheion
  6. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's a Tiberius II Constantine follis that I purchased last year from my local coin dealer.

    Here's the before cleaning photo:

    Tiberius II Constantine, AE follis, Antioch year 6.
    15.67 grams

    D-Camera Tiberius II Constantine follis before cleaning Antioch year 6 15.67g Sal 4-10-22.jpg

    And after cleaning:

    D-Camera Tiberius II Constantine follis Antioch RY 6 580-1AD 15.69g Sal 8-6-22.jpg

    Those green deposit are rock hard malachite that are generally best left as is.
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  7. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    An uncleaned half-follis of Tiberius Constantine, Antioch mint

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