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    Maurice Tiberius (AD 582-602). AV lightweight solidus of 23 siliquae (4.23 gm). Constantinople, 10th officina, AD 584-602. Pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand / Angel standing facing, holding long staff terminating in staurogram and globus cruciger, star in right field; I//CONOB. Sear 481. DOC 7a. MIB 11i. Rare denomination. Splotchy reverse coloration due to burnishing. NGC AU 4/5 - 1/5, burnished.

    This very odd lightweight solidus is apparently intended to be tariffed at 23 siliquae as opposed to a normal solidus of 24 siliquae. The different in weight is only about .15 of a gram and it is likely the coins would easily pass as the heavier denomination. The only indication of a different denomination is the presence of a star in the obverse field to the right of the imperial bust.


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    April, 2016
    14th-19th Thursday-Tuesday
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