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Byzantine Coins of the Justinian Dynasty
Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.

|Maurice| |Tiberius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Maurice| |Tiberius,| |13| |August| |582| |-| |22| |November| |602| |A.D.||follis|
In 584, the Avars sacked Singidunum (Belgrade, Serbia), Slavs raided near Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey), and the Visigoths took Cordoba (Spain).
BZ93514. Bronze follis, DOC I 154, SBCV 532, Morrisson BnF 7/An/AE/07, Hahn MIB II 95, Wroth BMC 85 (Tiberius II), Tolstoi 59 (Tiberius II), Ratto 961 (Tiberius II), VF, earthen deposits, parts of legend/inscription weak from uneven strike, weight 12.041 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch as Theoupolis (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 584 - 585 A.D.; obverse OΠITITO-ITITAPPAV (blundered), bust facing wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, mappa in right, eagle-tipped scepter in left; reverse large M (40 nummi), flanked by A/N/N/O on left and III on right (regnal year 3), cross above, THEUP' in exergue; From the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 (65.60)


Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.

|Focas|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Focas,| |23| |November| |602| |-| |5| |October| |610| |A.D.||follis|
In 608, A.D., Heraclius the Elder, exarch of Africa, and his son (also named Heraclius) revolted against Phocas, whose regime in Constantinople had become unpopular and violent. Syria and Palaestina Prima joined the revolt. On 4 October 610, Heraclius arrived at Constantinople with his fleet. Phocas was killed by a mob on the following day.
BZ93519. Bronze follis, Morrisson BnF 8/Cy/AE/5; SBCV 665; DOC II.1, 72a var. (II/II yr.); Wroth BMC 87 var. (same); Hahn MIB II 76 var. (same); Ratto 1235 var. (same), aVF, scratches in fields, minor deposits, weight 12.148 g, maximum diameter 29.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 605 - 606 A.D.; obverse d N FOCAS - PERP AVC, bust facing, wearing consular robes and crown with cross and pendilia, mappa in right hand, cross in left hand, small cross in left field; reverse XXXX (40 nummi), ANNO (year) above, IIII (4) in one line on right, KYZA in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $80.00 (65.60)


Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.

|Maurice| |Tiberius|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Maurice| |Tiberius,| |13| |August| |582| |-| |22| |November| |602| |A.D.||follis|
Tiberius II and Maurice each issued folles of this type. The only difference is Tiberius has a cross on his crown; Maurice has a trefoil ornament.

The obverse legend on this coin is completely blundered illiterate nonsense, as is typical for the type.
BZ93512. Bronze follis, DOC I 155, Wroth BMC 89 (Tiberius II), Ratto 964 (Tiberius), Tolstoi 61, Hahn MIB II 95b, SBCV 532, Sommer 7.62.2, Morrisson BnF -, F, light scraping, minor porosity, die shift on reverse, weight 12.330 g, maximum diameter 32.3 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch as Theoupolis (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 585 - 586 A.D.; obverse nTINOC - [...]PPIV (blundered), bust facing, crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes, mappa in right, eagle-tipped scepter in left; reverse large M (40 nummi) between A/N/N/O and II/II (regnal year 4), cross above, THEUP' in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $60.00 (49.20)











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