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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.

|Tiberius| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Tiberius| |II| |Constantine,| |26| |September| |578| |-| |14| |August| |582| |A.D.|, |follis|NEW
On 14 August 582, Tiberius II Constantine died in Constantinople at age 47, possibly from deliberately poisoned food. He had reigned for four years, during which Thrace and Greece were inundated by the Slavs. He was succeeded by his son-in-law, Maurice, a former notary who commanded the Byzantine army in the war against the Persian Empire.
BZ93510. Bronze follis, DOC I 31a, Wroth BMC 70, Tolstoi 52, Hahn MIB II 35, SBCV 441, Sommer 6.17, Morrisson BnF -, Ratto -, Choice gVF, full border centering on a broad flan, bold strike, brown tone, small edge split, weight 10.572 g, maximum diameter 31.3 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 581 - 14 Aug 582 A.D.; obverse δm TIb CONSTANT P P AVG, crowned bust facing wearing consular robes, crown with cross and pendilia, mappa in right hand, eagle-tipped scepter in left hand, cross above eagle; reverse large M (40 nummi) between ANNO and ςI/I (year 8), cross above, NIKOA (Nikomedia, 1st officina) in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $180.00 SALE |PRICE| $162.00


|Tiberius| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Tiberius| |II| |Constantine,| |26| |September| |578| |-| |14| |August| |582| |A.D.|, |light| |weight| |solidus|
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 COS-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; from the Woolslayer Collection; rare; SOLD


|Tiberius| |II|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Tiberius| |II| |Constantine,| |26| |September| |578| |-| |14| |August| |582| |A.D.|, |solidus|
 
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; from the Woolslayer Collection; scarce; SOLD







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