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Tiberius II Constantine, 26 September 578 - 14 August 582 A.D.

Joint rule with Justin II, 26 September - 5 October 578 A.D.
Tiberius II Constantine served as a regent for the insane emperor Justin II, who raised him to the rank of Augustus. Justin died nine days later, leaving Tiberius II Constantine as sole emperor. He was very popular because he cut taxes and was very generous with the funds of the Empire. He appointed Maurice as his successor and gave his daughter in marriage to him. Tiberius II Constantine died in 582. The regnal years of Tiberius are determined from his appointment as regent and Caesar in December 574.


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Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear. 
SH17792. Gold light weight solidus, SBCV 446; DOC I 38, gVF, weight 4.060 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 180o, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, c. 579 - 582 A.D.; obverse dM [Tib CO]S-TANT PP AVI, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in left, shield in right; reverse VICTORI-A AVCC ΘS, cross potent on four steps, [O]B * in exergue; rare; SOLD


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SH18997. Gold solidus, SBCV 422, DOC I 4i, Berk 76, gVF, weight 4.381 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, obverse D M Tib CONS-TANT PP AVI, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in left, shield in right; reverse VICTORI-A AVCC Θ CONOB, cross potent atop four steps; scarce; SOLD


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On 5 October 572, Justin II dies after several periods of insanity. On the advice of his wife Sophia, he has raised his general Tiberius to the rank of co-emperor (Caesar). From December 574 he has ruled jointly with Sophia, and now succeeds him as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
SH90891. Gold solidus, SBCV 422, DOC I 4c, Tolstoi 3, Ratto 916, Morrisson BnF 4, Hahn MIB II 4, Sommer 6.2, Berk 76, Wroth BMC 3 var. (D N...), VF, scratches and punches, weight 4.444 g, maximum diameter 22.0 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 579 - 14 Aug 582 A.D.; obverse d M Tib CONS-TANT P P AVC, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in left, shield in right; reverse VICTORI-A AVCC Γ, cross potent atop four steps, CONOB in exergue; from the Robert Watcher Collection; scarce; SOLD







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