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« Reply #450 on: January 29, 2011, 05:18:51 pm »

Thanks wileyc and orthodoxcoins. It's not the prettiest coin, but am excited about starting my Byzantine silver collection with a rarity.

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« Reply #451 on: May 19, 2011, 11:01:42 pm »

Not a rare coin but a new mint for my Justinian I collection
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Carthage mint the only mint yr this recorded XIII 539/40 ce
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« Reply #452 on: August 18, 2011, 01:26:07 am »

Hello Everyone,

Here's one to commemorate the five-year anniversary (August 18th) of my Heraclian Dynasty specialization.  I expected to have about 200 coins by this time.  I currently have 323.



Heraclius, 120 Nummi, Ravenna mint
Sear 907; DO 281
0.35g; 10.7mm; 165°


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« Reply #453 on: October 13, 2011, 11:24:12 pm »

Interesting Justin II the only Thessalonica half follis with officina letter preceding TES in exergue. Known only for yr 6

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« Reply #454 on: December 28, 2011, 04:22:33 pm »

Hi,

recently an auction in Germany featured this extremely rare histamenon of the joint reign of Zoe and Theodora (top coin, Constantinople mint, Sear 1827). It is struck from the same dies as another specimen sold a few years ago (bottom picture). The style is significantly different from the Dumbarton oaks specimen: For example the heads of the empresses are quite large in relation to their overly small chests. Their faces also do not have the typical "symbolic" appearance, may be because the eyeballs are located very far apart on the border of the faceline. Also there is a spelling error on the obverse  R Greek_epsilon instead for R Greek_Theta usually used to abbreviate bohthei (help).

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« Reply #455 on: January 08, 2012, 09:06:40 pm »

 The city of Constantine in north Africa Rebuilt in 313 after the civil war between Maxentius and the usurper Domitius Alexander, it was then named after emperor Constantine the Great, who had defeated Maxentius. Conquered by the Vandals in 432, Constantine returned to the Byzantine Exarchate of Africa from 534 to 697. It was conquered by the Arabs in the 7th century.

Bellinger attributed these to Constantine in Numidia, Grierson how ever feels more likely that the are of a military mint in the Balkans during the Ostrogothic war (535-554). CON being employed as a extension of the Constantinople mint. I lean toward the traveling mint in the Balkans
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« Reply #456 on: January 16, 2012, 10:36:35 pm »

Justin II SB 373 from the mint Cyzicus mint, regnal yr 10 which is 574/5CE. Not a rare or unusual coin but I thought it well struck and still with good metal.

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« Reply #457 on: January 26, 2012, 11:46:56 am »

Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine 
Bronze follis, DOC II, part 1, 79e; SBCV 805, aVF, overstruck, 5th officina, Constantinople mint, weight 10.949g, maximum diameter 31.7mm, die axis 180o, 613 - 614 A.D.; obverse dd NN hERACLIuS Et hERA CONSt PP A, Heraclius on left, Heraclius Constantine on right, each in chlamys holding globus cruciger in right, cross between heads; reverse large M (40 nummi), chi rho Christogram above, ANNO left, II/II (year 4) right, E (5th officina) below, CON in ex

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« Reply #458 on: January 28, 2012, 01:40:10 pm »

I added a new coin to my gallery.

Tiberius II Constantine, 578-582 AD, bronze decanummium of 19.6 mm, 3.59 grams. Constantinople mint.

Obverse: Tiberius II Constantine bust faces forward.

Reverse: Large X, cross above.

Reference: Sear 436. D.O 20. B.M.C 47-53. T. 123-5. R. 948-9. B.N. 26-8. M.I.B. 31A.

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« Reply #459 on: February 02, 2012, 03:25:34 am »

Emperor:  Constantine V Copronymus (r. 741-775 AD)
Date:  751-775 AD
Condition:  aEF
DenominationFollis

Obverse:  Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V on left, bearded, Leo IV on right, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia.  Between heads, cross.  To left, ; To right, ///

Reverse:  Half-length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base.  To left, ///; To right, ///

Syracuse mint
DO 19b; Sear 1569
3.01g; 20.1mm; 180°
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« Reply #460 on: February 08, 2012, 04:21:48 pm »

I just picked this one up.

Justinian II 
Justinian II. First reign, 685-695. Æ Half Follis (24mm, 5.21 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 2nd officina. Crowned facing bust, holding globus cruciger / Large K; [date across field], B below. Cf. DOC 20; MIB 47; SB 1262. 
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« Reply #461 on: February 27, 2012, 08:46:34 pm »

Emperor:  Constantine VI (r. 780-797 AD)
Date:  780-797 AD
Condition:  aEF
Denomination:  Miliaresion

Obverse -
Cross potent on base and three steps, within a triple circle of dots.

Reverse//// within a triple circle of dots.

Constantinople mint
DO 4a; Sear 1595
2.05g; 21.2mm; 345°
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« Reply #462 on: February 28, 2012, 07:23:47 am »

very nice! is this piece in your collection? You have a remarkable collection of coins with a excellent focus!

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« Reply #463 on: March 01, 2012, 09:30:41 pm »

Thanks cw,

Yes it is.  I almost went Isaurian over Heraclian when I specialized years ago.  Recently, I added that dynasty to my focus.  My affection for them never waned in all that time.

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« Reply #464 on: March 16, 2012, 04:43:46 am »

Emperor:  Constantine VI (r. 780-797 AD)
Date:  790-792 AD
Condition:  Fine/VF
DenominationFollis

Obverse:  No legend
On left, bust of Constantine facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross.  In right hand, globus cruciger.  On right, bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross and pinnacles.  In left hand, cross scepter.  Between heads, cross.

Reverse:  No legend
Above horizontal line, busts of Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV facing, bearded, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross.  To left and right, two pellets.  Below line, ""; To left, ""; To right, ""; Beneath, "".

Constantinople mint
DO 6; Sear 1596
2.67g; 20.8mm; 165°
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« Reply #465 on: April 13, 2012, 12:50:05 am »

Emperor:  Constantine IV (r. 668-685 AD)
Date:  668-673 AD
Condition:  VF
DenominationFollis

Obverse - [
Bust facing, beardless, wearing cuirass and helmet with plume.  In right hand, globus cruciger.

Reverse:  Large ""; Above, cross; To left and right, Heraclius and Tiberius, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger; Beneath, .
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Constantinople mint, fourth officina
DO 28d; Sear 1173
18.25g; 35.7mm; 195°
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« Reply #466 on: May 07, 2012, 05:12:45 pm »

Emperor:  Constantine VI (r. 780-797 AD)
Date:  792-797 AD
Condition:  aEF/VF
DenominationFollis

Obverse:  No legend
Bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and crown with cross, pinnacles, and pendilia.  In right hand, globus cruciger; in left, cross scepter.

Reverse:  No legend
Above horizontal line, bust of Constantine facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross.  In right hand, globus cruciger; in left, akakia.  In field right, cross.  To left and right, pellet.  Below line, ""; To left, ""; To right, ""; Beneath, "".

Constantinople mint
DO 7; Sear 1598
2.38g; 19.8mm; 180°


It's wierd that neither DO or Sear mentions the akakia.  Several of these are pictured in the former, some with and some without the akakia.  It would seem to be an important feature, especially given what Irene did to him.  Would they even be two classes of folles minted at different times, the akakia perhaps coming later?

On a side note, a century later, Leo VI the Wise must have been inspired by the Constantine VI bust Grin
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« Reply #467 on: May 31, 2012, 11:08:32 am »

hello all,

Not rare coins or in particulary good shape but I found it interesting to have three Justinian decanummium's all from the same regnal yr in the  same group.


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« Reply #468 on: October 23, 2012, 06:40:17 am »

Hi everyone

No one hast posted anything here for a while. Must be because everyone prefers the shiny Roman and Greek ones and unfortunately Byzantine AE is largely underrated. Yet I would like to share 3 rarer Byzantine AE coins. Enjoy Smiley

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Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AE Follis, Constantinople. crowned bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and cross-headed sceptre / crowned bust of Constantine VI, unbearded, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe, cross and one or two dots to left, dot to right, all above horizontal line beneath which is large M, X to left, N to right, A below. DOC 7; SB 1598.

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Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AE Follis, Constantinople. crowned busts of Constantine VI, unbearded, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe, on left and Irene, wearing loros, holding cross-headed sceptre, on right, dot between their faces / crowned busts of Leo III, with short beard, wearing loros, on left, Constantine V, with short beard, wearing loros, in centre and Leo IV, wearing chlamys, on right, two dots to left and right, all above horizontal line beneath which is large M, X to left, N to right, A below. SB 1596, DOC 6.

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Irene. Sole reign. 797-802 AD, AE Follis. Constantinople mint. EIRENH bAS, crowned facing bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and sceptre surmounted by cross / Large M, XXX to left, cross above, NNN to right, A below. DOC 2; SB 1600.

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« Reply #469 on: October 23, 2012, 08:37:32 am »

Nice coins.  Glad to see this board active again.

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« Reply #470 on: October 26, 2012, 06:55:36 am »

Great Irene theme KIR!  Her story is fascinating.

In keeping with endings, here's the tail-end of the Heraclians:


Emperor:  Justinian II (Second Reign:  705-711 AD)
Date:  705-711 AD
Condition:  Fine
DenominationFollis

Obverse:  No legend (?)
To left, bust of Justinian bearded; to right, bust of Tiberius, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross.  They hold between them long cross potent (on globus?).

Reverse:  Large ""; Above, cross; To left, ///; To right, // (?)
Exergue

Ravenna mint
DO 24; Sear 1446
1.16g; 13.4mm; 165°

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« Reply #471 on: October 28, 2012, 04:05:53 am »

Hello all
Byzantine coins of Cherson, follis ("8" pentanummia = 40 nummia) and half follis ("4" pentanummia).
Justin II and Sophia (AD 565-578) or Maurice (602-610)
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« Reply #472 on: October 28, 2012, 04:20:42 am »

 

 are these coins ever copied?Huh i see them for sale and they do look great but i hesitate as not sure if the ones i see for sale are modern day replicas any help will be appreciated as i am intrigued by their design thankyou
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« Reply #473 on: October 28, 2012, 07:35:30 am »

Hi,
coins from ss26stone - 100% original, I know where he got them Smiley
more info about Byzantine coins of Cherson: http://esty.ancients.info/Cherson/Maurice.html
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« Reply #474 on: November 22, 2012, 03:13:33 pm »

Emperor:  Constans II (r. 641-668 AD)
Date:  659-668 AD
Condition:  VF/aVF
Denomination:  Hexagram

Obverse[            ] - [
To left, bust of Constans, facing, with long beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and behind it, plume.  To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume.  Between heads, cross.

Reverse
Cross potent on base over globe on three steps.  To left, Heraclius, to right, smaller Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, with globus cruciger in right hand.

Constantinople mint
DO 57; Sear 998; MIB 152
6.48g; 22.6mm; 195°

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