Girdle with Coins and Medallions, circa ca. 583, reassembled after discovery; Byzantine. This incomplete, massive gold girdle composed of a series of solidi & medallions may have been worn as an insignia of office. The four medallions depicting the emperor Maurice Tiberius for him in 583. Coins are stamped CONOB, indicating that they were minted in the capital city. There is also a coin of Theodosius II (r. 402–50) & four from the brief joint rule of Justin I and Justinian in 527.