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Tiberius III, Late 698 - Summer 705

After the loss of Carthage to the Arabs in 698 the disgruntled Byzantine forces declared Apsimar emperor and laid siege to Constantinople. The emperor Leontius, who had only recently taken the throne from Justinian II, was easily defeated and Aspimar took the throne with the name Tiberius. Tiberius mutilated Leontius' nose and imprisoned him, just as Leontius had done to Justinian II. In 705, Justinian II returned to Constantinople with an army of Bulgars and Slavs. He gained entrance to the city by climbing through an aqueduct pipe and with the advantage of surprise regained his throne. Both Leontius and Tiberius were dragged through the streets in chains and beheaded.


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All coins of Tiberius III are scarce.
SH08860. Gold solidus, SBCV 1360, Berk 193 var., DOC II 1f, Tolstoi 5, EF, weight 4.38 g, maximum diameter 21.0 mm, die axis 180o, 7th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, late 698 - summer 705 A.D.; obverse D TIbERI-YS PE AV, Crowned and cuirassed bust facing with short beard, holding spear diagonally across his body and a shield, shield decorated with rider; reverse VICTORIA AVSY Z (victory of the Emperor, 7th officina), Cross potent on four steps, CONOB in exergue; very scarce; SOLD


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Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

All coins of Tiberius III are scarce. Ex Woolslayer collection.
SH06193. Gold solidus, SBCV 1360, Berk 193, DOC II 1g, Tolstoi 5, gEF, considerable mint luster, weight 4.47 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, late 698 - summer 705; obverse D TIbERIus PE AV, Crowned and cuirassed bust facing with short beard, holding spear diagonally across his body and a shield, shield decorated with rider; reverse VICTORIA AVSY A (victory of the Emperor, 1st officina), Cross potent on four steps, CONOB in exergue; very scarce; SOLD


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All coins of Tiberius III are scarce or rare.
SH17759. Gold semissis, SBCV 1362, DOC II 3, F, weight 2.169 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse D TibERIUS PE AV, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holds shield and spear diagonally in front of chest; reverse VICTORIA AVGU S (victory of the Emperor, 6th officina), cross potent on globus; flan a bit wavy; SOLD







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Byzantine Coins of Tiberius III