Coins and Antiquities Consignment Shop
  Welcome Guest. Please login or register. All items are guaranteed authentic for eternity! Please call us if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business! Welcome Guest. Please login or register. Internet challenged? We are happy to take your order over the phone. Please call if you have questions 252-646-1958. Thanks for your business!

Catalog Main Menu
Fine Coins Showcase

Antiquities Showcase
Recent Additions
Recent Price Reductions

Show empty categories
Shop Search
Shopping Cart
Contact Us
About Forum
Shopping at Forum
Our Guarantee
Payment Options
Shipping Options & Fees
Privacy & Security
Forum Staff
Selling Your Coins
Identifying Your Coin
FAQs
   View Categories
Home ▸ Catalog ▸ Byzantine Coins ▸ Byzantine Mints ▸ CyzicusView Options:  |  |  |   

Byzantine Cyzicus, Mysia (518 - 629)

The mint at Cyzicus reopened during the reign of Justin I, c. 518, and closed c. 629. The city was captured temporarily by the Arabs in 675. It appears to have been ruined by a series of earthquakes, the first in 443 and the last in 1063. It was largely deserted as early as the eleventh century.


Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Of greatest rarity in this condition.
SH15451. Bronze SBCV 666v; DOC II part 1, 77 note (Longuet collection); Hahn MIB 77 (citing two specimens -- Birmingham and Longuet collection), EF, beautiful patina, excellent portrait, some flatness, weight 10.10 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 609 - 610 A.D.; obverse [D N FOCAS] PERP AVG, bust facing wearing cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with pendilia and cross on circlet; reverse large XXX (30 nummi), cross above, ςII (year 8) right, KYZA (Cyzicus, 1st officina) in exergue; from the Woolslayer collection, ex Harlan Berk; very rare; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
SH82808. Bronze follis, SBCV 207, Choice gVF, weight 23.072 g, maximum diameter 41.5 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 541 - 542 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/u right, B (officina 2) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; perfect centering on a huge flan; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.

Among the most attractive Byzantine bronze Forum has handled.  Superb dark green patina.
SH06221. Bronze follis, DOC I 121a, Wroth BMC 171, Morrisson BnF 5/Cy/AE/2, Tolstoi 143, Ratto 874, Hahn MIB II 50b, SBCV 372, Sommer 5.31, gem aEF, weight 15.16 g, maximum diameter 32.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 572 - 573 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINVS P P AV, Justin II seated on left and Sophia seated on right, both nimbate and facing on double throne, he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter, cross above center; reverse large M (40 nummi) between A/N/N/O and UII (regnal year 8), cross above, A below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; from the Woolslayer Collection; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
BZ82816. Bronze follis, SBCV 207, Choice gVF, weight 21.051 g, maximum diameter 35.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 547 - 548 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/X/I right, A (officina 1) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Coins of year 12 - 14, as is this coin, are highly valued because they are larger and of better style than most later examples. These massive coins must have given their users a solid assurance of value.
BZ36375. Bronze follis, DOC I 164b, SBCV 207, aVF, pitting on reverse, weight 19.144 g, maximum diameter 44.2 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 538 - 539 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year XII right, B (2nd officina) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; enormous 44 mm bronze; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
In 608, A.D., Heraclius the Elder, exarch of Africa, and his son (also named Heraclius) revolted against Phocas, whose regime in Constantinople had become unpopular and violent. Syria and Palaestina Prima joined the revolt. On 4 October 610, Heraclius arrived at Constantinople with his fleet. Phocas was killed by a mob on the following day.
BZ67758. Bronze follis, DOC II part 1, 73a; Wroth BMC 90; Tolstoi 77; Ratto 1237; Morrisson BnF 8/Cy/AE/6, Hahn MIB 76, SBCV 665, VF, weight 10.550 g, maximum diameter 29.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 607 - 608 A.D.; obverse D N FOCA PERP AVΓ, bust facing, wearing crown with pendilia and consular robes, mappa in right hand, cross in left hand, small cross in left field; reverse XXXX (40 nummi), ANNO above, G (year 6) right, KYZA (Cyzicus, 1st officina) in exergue; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Coins of year 12 - 14, as is this coin, are highly valued because they are larger and of better style than most later examples. These massive coins must have given their users a solid assurance of value
SH82803. Bronze follis, DOC I 165a, SBCV 207, Choice EF/VF, weight 23.220 g, maximum diameter 41.7 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 539 - 540 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/II/I right, A (officina 1) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; huge coin, superb obverse, reverse has some pitting and corrosion which appears to be stable but could become active in a humid environment; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
BZ82810. Bronze follis, SBCV 207, Choice aVF, weight 19.765 g, maximum diameter 39.4 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 542 - 543 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/ς right, B (officina 2) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
Cyzicus was one of the great cities of the ancient world. In 74 B.C. allied with Rome, it withstood a siege by 300,000 men led by King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Rome rewarded this loyalty with territory and with municipal independence which lasted until the reign of Tiberius. When it was incorporated into the Empire, Cyzicus was made the capital of Mysia, and afterward of Hellespontus. Gallienus opened an imperial mint at Cyzicus, which continued to strike coins well into the Byzantine era.
BZ36368. Bronze follis, DOC I 180b, SBCV 207, nice VF, weight 17.792 g, maximum diameter 31.4 mm, die axis 165o, 2nd officina, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 556 - 557 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, A/N/N/O left, regnal year X/X/X right, B (2nd officina) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; ex Downic-Copeyzk (sp?) auction, 2/25/86; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

Click for a larger photo
BZ82496. Bronze follis, SBCV 207, VF, weight 18.860 g, maximum diameter 38.8 mm, die axis 180o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 547 - 548 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield, to right cross; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, ANNO left, regnal year XXI right, B (officina 2 ) below, KYZ (Cyzicus) in exergue; SOLD




  




You are viewing a SOLD items page.
Click here to return to the page with AVAILABLE items.
The sale price for a sold item is the private information of the buyer and will not be provided.



MINTMARKS

KY
KYZ



Catalog current as of Saturday, May 25, 2019.
Page created in 0.736 seconds.
Byzantine Cyzicus