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578 Tiberius II Constantine Byzantine Follis NGC Ch XF Pedigree (19041603C)

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  • Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor: 578-582 CE.
  • Dated Æ Follis (40 nummi) coin, 38mm, 15.61g, Cyzicus (KYZA) mint, 1st Officina (A). Struck Year 5 (Ч) = 578-579 CE, Sear 444.
  • Certified by NGC to Ch XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5.
  • Well struck with broad flan, nearly full legends and impressive.
  • Pedigree: Ex. Collection of a Philhellene, Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 46, 6/1998, Lot 1549. 
  • Obverse: D m TIb CONS-TANT P P AVI, bust of Tiberius II facing, wearing crown with cross and pendilia, and consular robes, mappa in right hand, scepter surmounted by eagle in left; small cross to upper right.
  • Reverse: Large M (mark of value); A/N/N/O to left, Ч (date) to right, cross above, KYZA in exergue. 
  • 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.