Byzantine. Maurice Tiberius. AD 582 - 602. Bronze decanummium. Antioch.

Ancient Coins - Byzantine. Maurice Tiberius. AD 582 - 602. Bronze decanummium.  Antioch.
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Denomination : Bronze Decanummium.  Mint : Antioch (Theopolis).

Date : year-4, AD 585 to 586.  The date is written iiii but the leading I is much smaller than the others, and appears like it might have been added later to convert a year 3 die into a year 4 die.  Normally a year 4 would be written with the four I's in two lines, rather than one.

Size : 16.7 x 17.7 mm.  Weight : 2.28 grams.

Reference : Sear-536 variety.

Grade : VF with a very dark brown patination.   Very well struck and significantly nicer in the hand than the image suggests.

Obverse : Facing bust of Maurice Tiberius with a corrupted inscription that reads something like D P I C P I AV around.

Reverse : A large denomination mark X with a small cross above, flanked by the date mark ANNO (year) and the Roman numeral IIII, with the mint mark that looks slightly like an  R below (that mint mark is only weakly struck point on this coin.)

Price SKU: vcoin4095
US$ 69.50
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Rates for: 09/21/18

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