Solidus of Tiberius II

Byzantine
Early Byzantine Period
A.D. 579–582


Mint: Constantinople

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.42 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.285

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: crowned and cuirassed bust of Tiberius II facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. On left shoulder, shield with horseman device.
DMTIBCONS TANTPPAVC
Reverse: cross potent on four steps.
VICTORI AAVCCS In exergue CONOB

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