RARE ANCIENT BYZANTINE GOLD COIN : Maurice Tiberius. 582-602. AV Tremissis !!!

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Seller: panta_rei_2013 (646) 100%, Location: Milano, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383174336510 Maurice (Latin: Mauricius; Greek: Μαυρίκιος; 539 – 27 November 602) was Byzantine Emperor from 582 to 602. A prominent general, Maurice fought with success against the Sasanian Empire. After he became Emperor, he brought the war with Sasanian Persia to a victorious conclusion. Under him the Empire's eastern border in the South Caucasus was vastly expanded and, for the first time in nearly two centuries, the Romans were no longer obliged to pay the Persians thousands of pounds of gold annually for peace.Maurice campaigned extensively in the Balkans against the Avars – pushing them back across the Danube by 599. He also conducted campaigns across the Danube, the first Roman Emperor to do so in over two centuries. In the west, he established two large semi-autonomous provinces called exarchates, ruled by exarchs, or viceroys of the emperor. In Italy Maurice established the Exarchate of Italy in 584, the first real effort by the Empire to halt the advance of the Lombards. With the creation of the Exarchate of Africa in 590 he further solidified the power of Constantinople in the western Mediterranean.His reign was troubled by financial difficulties and almost constant warfare. In 602 a dissatisfied general named Phocas usurped the throne, having Maurice and his six sons executed. This event would prove a disaster for the Empire, sparking a twenty-six year war with Sassanid Persia which would leave both empires devastated prior to the Muslim conquests. His reign is a relatively well documented era of late antiquity, in particular by the historian Theophylact Simocatta. The Strategikon, a manual of war which influenced European and Middle Eastern military traditions for well over a millennium, is traditionally attributed to Maurice. The coin you bought , Mint of Constantinople, is quate rare gold coin, with over 1,400 years of history behind it and actually circulated. The word “CONOB” on the coin is a legend that is found in much of the Byzantine coinage in gold. CON indicating the mint of Constantinople.OB are the beginning of the Latin word obryzum, indicating the refined gold, pure. NOTE : OUTSTANDING and ORIGINAL Byzantine Gold. Tremissis coin. Constantinople mint.Very nice details as per photos. Provenience international auction Declaration for the coins and to whom it may concern I would like to attest that all the coins sold by me, are legally in Italy and coming form international auctions.All the coins we handle are guaranteed to be genuine and to be as described. belonging to my private collection Condition: EXCELLENT GOLD COIN !!!, Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey, Certification: CNG auction, Grade: very good

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