Solidus of Tiberius III

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 698–705


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.287

Medium or Technique

Gold (base gold)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: bust of Tiberius III facing, with short beard, wearing crown and cuirass, and holding spear diagonally across body and shield.
DTIBERI USPE A
Reverse: cross potent on three steps, M to left of cross, with dot underneath to right of cross, in exergue, CONOB
VICTORA AVGU followed by raised dot

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes