Solidus of Maurice

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 583–601


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 4.43 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

35.349

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed facing bust of Maurice, holding globus cruciger and shield.
ONMAURI TIBPPAVC
Reverse: Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by christogram in left hand and globus cruciger in left hand.
VICTORI AAVCCgamma In exergue: CONOB
Circular hole above head of ruler.

Provenance

By 1935: Private Collection, U.S.; anonymous gift to MFA, April 4, 1935

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)