Maurice  (582-602),
including coins often attributed to Justin II and Sophia (565-578)
Images.
Justin II and Sophia:  The attribution of types with obverse legend "XEPCONOC" to Justin II by Anokhin and Hahn is rejected here in favor of attribution to Maurice, as in Sear.  My reasons are given here. However, most dealers are now using the attribution to Justin II.  

Maurice  (582-602).

ES13
30
two figures
XEPCWNOC
figure, M A315
So3.1-2
S603 LD
Maurice
B357 G162 DO I: LXXX
297.1-2
S604 w LD is this type with legend
DNMAV.... The existence of S604 is doubtful. A--, DO (302) cites Sabatier.
ES14
24
two figures
XEPCWNOC
figure, K A316
So3.3
S608
Maurice
B359 G-- (298) S609 is this type with legend DMMAV... The existence of S609 is doubtful.
A--, B--, DO --
ES15
30
two figures
XEPCONOC
figure, H A317
So3.4-6
So5.3-6
S605,
S606
Maurice
B356 G161 299.3, 300.2
6 pieces, slight variants
So6.2 is this type with a Heraclius monogram countermark
ES16
24
two figures
XEPCONOC
figure, A318
319
So3.7
S610 LD 
(rev only)
Maurice
B358 G163 DO 301 There are later cast imitations
See below.
ES17
30
two figures
DNMA...
figure,  H A320
So4.1-4
S607 B458
LD
G-- DO I, 303.2
2 pieces
+ above and between figures
ES18
25
two figures
DNMA...
figure,  A321
So5.1-2
S611 B460 G-- DO-- There are later smaller cast imitations
See below.


M

Type ES13
AE32-30.  6:00. 12.38 grams.
Anokhin 315. (13.69 grams)
XEPCωNOC
[Extremely rare]
 



K

 
Type ES14  
AE24. 6:00. 6.94 grams.
Anokhin 316 (6.95 grams)
XEP - ...


 



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Type ES15
AE30. 6:00. 12.27 grams.
XEP-CONO..
All figures nimbate.
Anokhin 317 "Justin II"
DO I, Maurice 299.3, plate LXXX
(type 300 has figures   not nimbate)
 Sokolova III. 5, and similar to 4 and 6, as well.

 

 




  H
 
Type ES15
AE30-28. 6:00. 10.70 grams.
XEP-CONO
As above, but nimbate/not nimbate.
Sear Byz 605/606 (because the reverse is not nimbate.
Apparently a minor variety.
Anokhin 317 variety -- the reverse is not nimbate.
Sokolova V.3-4 are crowned, not nimbate on either side.
Hahn, N Circ 1978 has four examples, all nimbate.

  H
 

 


Type ES15
AE29-26. 6:30. 11.15 grams.
XEP-...
Figures not nimbate.
Anokhin 318-319
Sokolova 3.7

  H

 

 

 
Type ES15
AE33-26. 12:30. 9.70 grams.
Neither side nimbate
Sear 607. Anokin 320.
DO I 300, plate LXXX (not nimbate, 10.62 g)


 



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Type ES16
AE24. 6:30. 7.01 grams. Extremely nice condition.
XEP-CONOC
All figures nimbate. Reverse figure holds long sceptre with cross-rho on top.
Sear 610. Anokhin 318-319, closer to 318 (5.85 g, 6.90 g)
DO I 301 (5.03 g).  Hahn NC 1978 17
Sokolova III.7
Grierson 10.163 (5.03 g)


 



610610

 

  Type ES16
  24-23 mm. 6:00. 6.51 grams.
  XEP-CONOC
 


 

 

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   Type ES16
   AE24. 6:00. 7.05 grams.
   All figures nimbate. Reverse figure holds long sceptre with cross on top.
   Sear 610. Anokhin 318-319.
  




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Type ES16
Irregular shape AE26-20. 6:30. 6.07 grams.
...-CONOC
Variety with figures not nimbate.
Sear 610 "Maurice". Anokhin 318-9 are both nimbate.
Hahn 1978, figures 17 and 24 are not nimbate.
The October issue, p. 472, mentions in the text a non-nimbate
variety as "Type II", one of three types. 


 



In the name of Maurice

H

 

 

   Type ES17
   AE31-30. 12:00. 13.22 grams.
   Sear 607. Anokhin 320 variety with figures on dias,
   as Sokolova IV.4 and Hahn NC (1978) 21-22.
   Obverse legend: DN MAV- RIC PP AVG
   This has the obverse legend given in Anokhin, who has only one example.

H

Type ES17
AE32-30. 6:00. 11.45 grams.
Sear 607.
Anokhin 320 variety with figures on dias,
   as Sokolova IV.4 and Hahn NC (1978) 21-22.
The "dias" on this example is two lines, unlike the previous example, which has a solid dias.
Obverse legend: DN MAVRC [sic] - AVS [G?] PP AV
somewhat like the ideal legend, but missing an "I" between "R" and "C", and it ends "AV" instead of "AVG".
Sear gives the legend incorrectly, "PP AVG AVG or similar."
The obverse legend would be odd if it really had "AVG" attempted twice, although the "S" form could be a Byzantine "G", which would yield the second "AVG". Here is my speculation. Maurice's name could be rendered "MAVRICVS" and I wonder if that is represented here by "MAVRCAVS", which would not be the same spelling, but not far from the correct pronunciation.

SB607
 
 
Type ES17
AE27. 6:00. 11.79 grams.
Sear 607. 
Anokhin 320 variety with figures on dias,
   as Sokolova IV.4 and Hahn NC (1978) 21-22.
The "dias" on this example is two lines, unlike the second previous example, which has a solid dias.
Obverse legend: DN MAVR - AVS [G?] PP AV
somewhat like the ideal legend, but missing an "IC" between "R" and "AVS", and it ends "AV" instead of "AVG".
Sear gives the legend incorrectly, "PP AVG AVG or similar."


 

HType ES17 
AE30. 6:00. 11.70 grams.
Sear 607. Anokhin 320 variety with figures on dias,
(fully raised, not just outlined)
as Sokolova IV.4 and Hahn NC (1978) 21-22.
Obverse legend: DN MAV- AVS [G?]  PP AV
  

 



 


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Type ES18
Irregular shape. AE27-20, 12:00, 5.32 grams.
Sear 611. Anokhin 321.
Obverse legend similar to A321: DN M - RI PP A  [blundered, with letters missing]
   which is shorter than the legend usually given in references. The legend given in references is a full version of what is presumed to be the intended legend, but not what is really found on the coins.
 



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