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    Maurice Tiberius (AD 582-602). AV lightweight solidus of 23 siliquae (4.24 gm).  Constantinople, 5th officina, AD 584-602.Pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand, shield with horseman motif on left arm, star in right field / Angel standing facing, holding long staff terminating in staurogram and globus cruciger, star in right field; Є//CONOB. Sear 481. DOC 7a. MIB 11. Scarce variety. NGC MS 3/5 - 4/5.

    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, 2015
    9th-14th Thursday-Tuesday
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