achieved peace with and stemmed losses in Italy and , but lost much of the Balkans. When , a junior officer, revolted Maurice and his son were murdered.BZ79566. Bronze half , 231, 244 (not in the collection, refs. ), 118B, 559, 7.77, -, -, -, aVF, left side of weak, 12.083 g, maximum 23.9 mm, 180o, mint, c. 582 - 583 A.D.; D N TIb mAVRIC P P AVC, helmeted and facing , in right hand, on left shoulder ornamented with a horseman riding right; round containing , surmounted by ; K/R-T/G ( ) flanking, XX between NM (20 nummi) in ; ex CGB; very ; $160.00 (€142.40)
, , 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.
II and Maurice both issued similar folles of this . II has a on his crown; Maurice has a trefoil ornament. Also, the legends for II are mostly recognizable, the legends for Maurice are completely blundered illiterate nonsense, as on this coin. Many older references failed to distinguish between them.BZ71846. Bronze , 155, 89 ( II), 964 ( ), 61, 95b, 532, 7.62.2, -, VF, centered, green , edge bump, 11.940 g, maximum 32.0 mm, 180o, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 585 - 586 A.D.; OMITACOM-NANTAPPY (blundered), facing, crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes, in right, tipped in left; large M (40 nummi) between A/N/N/O and II/II (regnal year 4), above, THEUP' in ; $70.00 (€62.30)
In 591, seeing an opportunity to end the prolonged war to the advantage of Constantinople, Maurice assisted Khosrau II regain the Persian throne. He sent a army of 35,000 men into through and another expeditionary force in advanced through Caucasian Iberia into Media (modern Azerbaijan). The Byzantines defeated a Persian army of about 40,000 men under Bahram VI at the Battle of Blarathon, in the lowlands near Ganzak (northwestern Iran). Bahram fled to seek refuge with the Turks in and settled in Fergana, but was murdered by a hired assassin of Khosrau II. In the summer, Maurice began a series of military expeditions to defend the Balkans from the Avars and Slavs. He stabilized the Danube frontier ( Moesiae) from the Delta to the fortress city of Singidunum (Belgrade) and the Byzantines reasserted their authority in the interior.BZ72002. Bronze , 33a, 1054, 494, 7.21, -, -, -, aVF, nice green , some areas of weakness, light corrosion, 11.485 g, maximum 32.8 mm, 0o, 1st , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 591 - 592 A.D.; D N mAVRC PP AV, helmeted and facing, in right, in left; large M (40 nummi) between ANNO and X (regnal year 10), above, A (1st ) below, CON (Constantinople) in ; $70.00 (€62.30)
SH76236. Gold light , 23 siliquae; 7b, 11, 481, BMC-, -, -, -, -, VF, centered, with weak areas, bumps and marks, (?), 4.183 g, maximum 21.3 mm, 180o, 2nd , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 583 - 25 Nov 602 A.D.; D N mAVRC - TIb P P AVC, helmeted and facing, helmet with plum and , in right hand, in left, * in right ; VICTORI-A B, angel standing facing, ( ) topped staff in right hand, in left hand, in right , in ; ex Rudnik Numismatics; for issue; $340.00 (€302.60)
By 602, Maurice ordered the troops to stay beyond the Danube over winter, but they revolted and marched back to Constantinople under the leadership of Phocas. On 27 November, Maurice was captured trying to escape, he was forced to witness the slaughter of his five sons and all his supporters, and was beheaded. His wife, and his three daughters were spared, and sent to a monastery. Phocas was proclaimed the emperor.BZ69192. Bronze , 24c, 281, 140, 249, 306, 1169, 7.100, 583, F, 3.225 g, maximum 15.4 mm, 180o, mint, 588 - 602 A.D.; D N mAVRIC - TIb P P AVC (or similar), helmeted, draped, and facing, helmet with crest and , in right; large X (10 nummi), SE-CI-LI-A in angles; $75.00 (€66.75)
achieved peace with and stemmed losses in Italy and , but lost much of the Balkans. When , a junior officer, revolted Maurice and his son were murdered.BZ69201. Bronze , 64c, 7.29, 107, 73A, 498, -, -, -, VF, 3.103 g, maximum 22.2 mm, 0o, 5th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, D N P P AV, crowned, draped and facing; large I (10 nummi), above, left, E right, CON (Constantinople) in ; ; $110.00 (€97.90)
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