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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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Dumbarton Oaks notes of its single specimen of this type without the officina letter at the end of the mintmark, "This is a new denomination and it seems likely that this coin with broad flan and no officina mark, was an experiment later corrected to show the officina.
BZ77958. Bronze 3/4 follis, DOC I 15a, SBCV 431, Hahn MIB 26, Wroth BMC -, Morrisson BnF -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, Sommer -, F, well centered, potentially active corrosion, pitting, holed, weight 12.377 g, maximum diameter 30.1 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 579 - 580 A.D.; obverse dM TIb CONS-TANT P P AVI, crowned (with cross & pendilia), draped, and cuirassed bust facing; reverse large XXX (30 nummi), cross above, CON in exergue, no officina indicated; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; very rare; $90.00 (€80.10)
 


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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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