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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.


Byzantine Empire, Tiberius III Apsimar, Late 698 - Summer 705 A.D.

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All coins of Tiberius III are scarce or rare.

After the Arabs took Carthage, the disgruntled army declared Tiberius emperor. He mutilated Leontius (the previous emperor), cutting off his nose, just as Leontius had done to Justinian II. After Justinian II attacked and regained his throne, both Leontius and Tiberius were beheaded.
BZ82678. Bronze follis, Anastasi 341; DOC II part 1, 33; Wroth BMC 18; MIB 80; SBCV 1396, aVF, red and green patina, well centered on a ragged flan, weight 2.651 g, maximum diameter 21.6 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, late 698 - summer 705 A.D.; obverse Tiberius III standing facing, wearing crown with pendilia, and long tunic, long cross in right hand, globus cruciger in left hand; reverse large M (40 nummi) between two crosses, Tiberius' monogram above, star below, SCL in exergue; rare; $270.00 (€229.50)
 


Byzantine Empire, Tiberius III Apsimar, Late 698 - Summer 705 A.D.

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All coins of Tiberius III are scarce or rare.
BZ88336. Bronze follis, Anastasi 337, DOC II part 2, 32, Spahr 271, Tolstoi 60, Hahn MIB 79b, SBCV 1395, Sommer -, Wroth BMC -, Ratto -, gVF, well centered, green patina, encrustations, spots of light corrosion, edge splits, weight 4.097 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, late 698 - summer 705 A.D.; obverse no legend, bust of Tiberius III facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, spear diagonally before body in right, shield ornamented with horseman on left shoulder, star left; reverse large M (40 nummi) between two palm fronds, Tiberius' monogram above, SCL in exergue; ex CNG e-auction 233 (2 Dec 2009), lot 566; ex Peter Lee Collection; rare; $160.00 (€136.00)
 


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All coins of Tiberius III are scarce.
SH08860. Gold solidus, DOC II 1f, Wroth BMC 5, Tolstoi 4, Ratto 1699, Hahn MIB 1, Sommer 16.1, SBCV 1360, 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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