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Gold coins of Tiberius II Constantine Byzantine Emperor

September 26 578 through August 14 582

A fairly unremarkable ruler, who used money buy influence and peace.  Fortunately for the empire he died before he had created total financial ruin.  By far his greatest achievement was selecting Maurice Tiberius to succeed him.

 

Solidus

Constaninople

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-419   Berk-NA    MIB-1

W-1    DO-2    Sear-420   Berk-75    MIB-2
W-2    DO-3    Sear-421   Berk-NA    MIB-3
W-3    DO-4    Sear-422   Berk-76    MIB-4

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W3, S-422, DOC-4, Berk-76, MIB-4, R-915, BMC-1, BN-2
Weight in Grams - 4.48g
Diameter - 20.2 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - Z
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGZ, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - As full as this issue gets, with a slight weakness on left of obverse
Flan Quality - Good, 100% centered
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Near Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Very small stain at 2 o'clock on rim of obverse
Desirability - Must Have
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Jonathan Kern during TACC show Fort Worth, TX - May 1993
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 


W-4    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-77    MIB-NA

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin  
 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W4, S-422v, DOC-NA, Berk-77, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.42g
Diameter - 21.7 mm
Die Axis - 185°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - H
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Jeweled Cross potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGH, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Fine
Strike - 95% Complete
Flan Quality - Good, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Near Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - 1mm die line at right hand base of Cross Potent
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from CNG Auction 51, Lot 1589 - September 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $350.00 - $500.00

 

 

W-5    DO-58   Sear-462   Berk-NA    MIB-12
W-6    DO-NA   Sear-462   Berk-NA    MIB-13
W-7    DO-NA   Sear-463   Berk-NA    MIB-14

Ravenna

W-8    DO-62   Sear-468   Berk-NA    MIB-15

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin  
 
Denomination - Solidus
Minted At - Ravenna
Reference Information - W8, S-468, DOC-62, Berk-NA, MIB-15, R-NA, BMC-156, BN-1
Weight in Grams - 4.43g
Diameter - 21.8 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 581-582
Officinae - H
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGH, CONOB in exergue
Die Quality - Incredible, polished
Strike - Complete
Flan Quality - Perfect, 100% centered
Wear - None
Overall Condition Rating - Perfect Mint State (FDC+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Right reverse border flat
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Scarce (50 to 250 known)
Provenance - Bonhams 12/3/1980, Lot 61; Purchased from Sotheby's Sale 7214, Lot 135 - November 1998
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $3000.00 - $3500.00

 

 

Thessalonica

W-9    DO-NA   Sear-438b  Berk-80    MIB-10
W-10   DO-1    Sear-438c  Berk-NA    MIB-11

 

Light Weight Solidus - 22 Siliquae

Ravenna

W-1    DO-63   Sear-468   Berk-NA    MIB-16

 

Theoupolis

W-2v1  DO-38   Sear-446   erk-NA    MIB-5

Byzant gold coin
Denomination - 22 Siliquae
Minted At - Antioch
Reference Information - W2, S-446, DOC-38, Berk-NA, MIB-5, R-NA, BMC-9, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.13g
Diameter - 20.4 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - (Theta)S
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross (composed of pellets)  and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGG(Theta)S, OB+* in exergue
Die Quality - Obverse die rusted and weak, reverse very fine
Strike - Weakness on obverse due to rusted/worn dies
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - gVF
This Coin's Uniqueness - Light vertical scratch to the right of Tiberius's face on obverse
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from on Ebay, November 2000
2000 Approximate Value (US $) - $650-$750

 

 


W-2v2  DO-NA   Sear-446   Berk-NA    MIB-5

Byzant gold coinByzant gold coin  
 
Denomination - 22 Siliquae
Minted At - Antioch
Reference Information - W2, S-446, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-5, R-NA, BMC-9, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 4.07g
Diameter - 20.4 mm
Die Axis - 180°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - (Theta)S
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross (composed of pellets)  and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent (made of pellets) on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGG(Theta)S, OB+* in exergue
Die Quality - Very Fine, polished
Strike - Slight weakness on left cheek and mouth
Flan Quality - Fine, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - None
Desirability - High
Rarity - Common (More than 250 known)
Provenance - Purchased from Tkalec AG 10-25-1996, lot 316
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $1250.00 - $1500.00

 

 

Light Weight Solidus - 20 Siliquae

Constantinople

W-1    DO-NA   Sear-423   Berk-NA    MIB-6       
Denomination - 20 Siliquae
Minted At - Constantinople
Reference Information - W1, S-423, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-6, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 3.71g
Diameter - 20.6 mm
Die Axis - 178°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGI, OBXX in exergue
Die Quality - Very Fine, polished
Strike - A little weak on left cheek and mouth and left legends on both sides
Flan Quality - Good, 95% centered
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Slight die roughness at 9 o'clock on obverse rim
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Extremely Rare (2 to 5 known) (Actually this is only the second known piece with the other impounded in Brussels museum.)
Provenance - Purchased from Jean Elsen Sale 57, Lot 1974 - March 1999
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $4000.00 - $4500.00

 

 

 

 

Sicily

W-2    DO-NA   Sear-NA    Berk-NA    MIB-NA       
Denomination - 20 Siliquae
Minted At - Sicily
Reference Information - W2, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 3.73g
Diameter - 20.7 mm
Die Axis - 195°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent (made of pellets) on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGZ, CONXX in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Some weakness on lower part of obverse
Flan Quality - Good,  80% centered on obverse, 95% centered on reverse
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Near Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small encrustation at 12 o'clock of obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Extremely Rare (2 to 5 known) (Actually only two known, of which, this is far the finer.)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - August 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $4000.00 - $4500.00

 

 

 

 

 

Semissis

Constantinople

W-1    DO-5    Sear-424   Berk-78    MIB-7

 

Tremissis

Constantinople

W-1    DO-7    Sear-425   Berk-79    MIB-9b       
Denomination - 20 Siliquae
Minted At - Sicily
Reference Information - W2, S-NA, DOC-NA, Berk-NA, MIB-NA, R-NA, BMC-NA, BN-NA
Weight in Grams - 3.73g
Diameter - 20.7 mm
Die Axis - 195°
Accepted Striking Period - 578-582
Officinae - I
Obverse Image - Facing image of Tiberius II with crown, holding globus with cross and shield with horseman
Obverse Legend - DMTIBCONS-TANTPPAVI
Reverse Image - Cross potent (made of pellets) on four steps
Reverse Legend - VICTORI-AAVGGGZ, CONXX in exergue
Die Quality - Fine, polished
Strike - Some weakness on lower part of obverse
Flan Quality - Good,  80% centered on obverse, 95% centered on reverse
Wear - Minimal, if at all
Overall Condition Rating - Near Mint State (XF+)
This Coin's Uniqueness - Small encrustation at 12 o'clock of obverse
Desirability - Medium
Rarity - Extremely Rare (2 to 5 known) (Actually only two known, of which, this is far the finer.)
Provenance - Purchased from Harlan Berk - August 1996
1999 Approximate Value (US $) - $4000.00 - $4500.00

 

 

 

 
WW-2    DO-NA   Sear-425a  Berk-NA    MIB-9a
W-3    DO-NA   Sear-425b  Berk-NA    MIB-8

 

Ravenna

W-4    DO-64   Sear-470   Berk-NA    MIB-17

 

Sicily

W-5    DO-NA   Sear-472a  Berk-NA    MIB-N14

 

Thessalonica

W-6    DO-NA   Sear-438d  Berk-NA    MIB-NA