Byzantine Gold Coins
Gold Tremissis of Maurice Tiberius
We show a Byzantine gold tremissis (one third solidus), of Emperor Maurice Tiberius, 582 - 862 AD.
The abbreviation CONOB can be found usually in the exergue on the reverse of many gold coins of Byzantium.
CONOB. Constantinopoli obryzum. The solidus weighed 1/72 of the Roman pound. "OB" was both an abbreviation for the word obryzum, which means refined or pure gold, and is the Greek numeral 72. Thus the exergue CONOB coin may be read "Constantinople, 1/72 pound pure gold." -- "Byzantine Coinage" by Philip Grierson
Tremissis||16.5 - 17.5||Gold||1.55||Radiate Head Right
Diameter = millimetres
Weight = Grams
Draped, cuirassed, and radiate bust of Maurince Tiberius facing right, with the legend
DN TIBERI PP AUG
Cross potent, with legend:
VICTOR M AURI AUS
Obverse of Byzantine Gold Tremissis of Maurice Tiberius
CONOB on Reverse of Byzantine Gold Tremissis of Maurice Tiberius