BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, half follis, year 8, Constantinople mint

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BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, half follis, year 8 (589 AD), Constantinople mint, officina 1, Obverse: crowned bust facing holding globus cruciger, D N MAVR TIBER PF AV, Reverse: K, ANNO UIII, A, bronze, 25-20mm, 5.11g, SB497, G/VG

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Maurice’s big problem was Persia. When a succession problem developed in the Sasanian family Maurice succeeded in placing his protégé on the Persian throne as Khusrau II.

We call them Byzantines, but they thought of themselves as Romans. It is not incorrect to think of the Roman Empire persisting until 1453, when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople. The main reference we are using for the Byzantine series is “Byzantine Coins and their Values,” by David Sear.