Solidus of Maurice Tiberius
money, coins (money)
This coin illustrates a frontal bust of Emperor Maurice of Constantinople (lived 539-602 CE) on its obverse side. The coin depicts Maurice in a Christ-like fashion--he is clean shaven, does not have distinguishing facial features, and holds a cross in his right hand. The coin’s reverse illustrates a clothed angel holding a globus cruciger (an orbed crucifix symbolizing world dominion) and a curved crucifix staff.
Maurice Tiberius, Emperor of Constantinople
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)