BYZANTINE EMPIRE. MAURICE TIBERIUS, AD 578-602.
Gold Solidus, 4.25 g., 22 mm., Constantinople, 1sth officina, perhaps a light weight 23 siliqua issue.
Obv. Helmeted, draped and cuirassed facing bust of the emperor, holding globe cruciger, star in right field.
Rev. Angel standing, facing, holding staff and globus cruciger, star in right field, officina A.
DOC 7g; MIBE 11; Sear 481.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5. A coin struck on a nicely rounded planchet with a weight of 4.25 g., which approaches the reduced 23 siliqua weight of ca. 4.27 – 4.29 g. The style is somewhat unusual on this piece, however it finds parallels in the early emission of Maurice Tiberius dated ca. AD 583-602. Perhaps unpublished.