579 Tiberius II Constantine Byzantine 5 Nummi Pentanummium NGC VF (18091304C)
Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582. Æ Pentanummium (5 nummia), 16.8mm, 1.76 g, Constantinople mint. Struck 579-582, Sear 438.
Obverse: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, dM TIb CONT PP A.
Well struck with full legends.
Reverse: Large Ч.
Certified by NGC to VF.
Tiberius II Constantinus, born Thrace, died Aug. 14, 582, Constantinople, was Byzantine emperor from 578. 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.