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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius AV (Fouree) Solidus
Maurice Tiberius AV Solidus.
Obverse: D N MAVRC TIb PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger
Reverse: VICTORI AAVCCC, angel holding long P-headed cross and globus cruciger; Exergue: CONOB.
Attribution: DOC I 5f; MIB II 6. SBV #sb0478 (Thanks to Wildwinds.com)
This coin seems heavy to be plated silver. I have yet to weigh it. I believe the core to be lead; however, I am unsure.
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wolfgang336  [Jul 06, 2004 at 02:34 AM]
Great coin... anything other than metal indicate an ancient counterfeit? Style or legend errors?
Gunner  [Jul 06, 2004 at 07:42 PM]
It looks official to me Wolf; however, I think the person who struck this coin was a bit crooked and pocketed the remaining gold for himself (or struck a solid gold Solidus or two and kept em with the excess gold!)
Joe Sermarini  [Jul 23, 2004 at 05:13 PM]
Definitely not official. Letters, portrait, globus cruciger and Victory's wings are quite off. But still an impressive job by the ancient counterfeiter.
Gunner  [Jul 23, 2004 at 09:02 PM]
I agree Joe. I've been studying the lettering ..and it just isn't "right".
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