money; coins (money)
On the obverse side, it shows Emperor Maurice Tiberius. He was the emperer of the Byzantine Empire from 582-602. On the reverse side, there is an angel holding a cross, both of which represent Christianity. Under emperor Maurice Tiberius's rule, the empire's Eastern border vastly expanded and his rule lead to Romans no longer having to pay Persians thousands of pounds of gold annually for peace.
Maurice Tiberius, Emperor of Constantinople
ARTH250 (Professor V. Rousseau, fall 2019)
University Art Collection, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul)