Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor: 578-582 CE.
Certified authentic by NGC to Ch XF.
Æ Follis (40 nummia), 38mm, 18.52g, Constantinople mint, Offcinia A. Struck 578/9 CE, Sear 430.
Full legends, broad flan, well struck and impressive.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes and holding mappa and ealge tipped scepter, cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, cross above, ANNO to left and reign year (y = 5) to right, in ex: CONA.
Tiberius II Constantinus, born Thrace, died Aug. 14, 582, Constantinople. Emperor succeeded in defending the empire against the Persians to the east but suffered reverses in conflicts with the Avars and the Slavs to the north and west.