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Solidus of Tiberius III

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Obverse: bust of Tiberius III facing, with short beard, wearing crown and cuirass, and holding spear diagonally across body and shield. DTIBERI USPE A Reverse: cross potent on three steps, M to left of cross, with dot underneath to right of cross, in exergue, CONOB VICTORA AVGU followed by...

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By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes (1873-1950) Collection; 1932-1941 and 1949-1965: lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA, March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, A.D. 698–705




Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.17 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique

Gold (base gold)


The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins