Maurice Tiberius; AE Follis, Antioch
Description: Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 AD). AE Follis, Antioch (Theoupolis) mint, year 20 (601/2). D N MAUΓI CN P AUT; facing bust wearing, crown with trefoil ornament, holding mappa in right hand, eagle-tipped scepter in left / Large M between ANNO and XX (regnal year 20), cross above,dot E (officina 5) below, THEUP' in ex.
Diameter: AE28 mm
Weight: 10,42 g
Attribution: DOC I 166c, SBCV 533
Commentary: dark green patina, good details
History: The humiliation of protesting military delegation under an officer named Phocas was probably one of the most important single insignificant events in Europe's history, leading to the deposition of Maurice Tiberius, the exhausting war with the Sassanid empire - as the result enabling the quick spread of Islam.
Article Number: 030-07-02-41652