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Byzantine Thessalonica, Greece

When Anastasius became emperor the once vast number of Roman mints had been reduced to only two: Constantinople and Thessalonica. Thessalonica did not strike Byzantine copper coinage until the reign of Justin I. The mint closed about 630 but opened again under Alexius I (1081 - 1118) and operated until the 14th century for various despotates, kingdoms and empires that took the city as their capital. In 1423, Despot Andronicus, ceded Thessalonic to the Republic of Venice to protect it from the Ottomans who were besieging the city. The Venetians held Thessaloniki until it was captured by the Ottoman Sultan Murad II on 29 March 1430.


Byzantine Empire, Latin Crusader Rule, 12 April 1204 - 25 July 1261 A.D.

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For 57 years after the crusader armies sacked the city, Constantinople was ruled by Latin princes.
BZ79721. Billon aspron trachy nomisma, Lianta 114; SBCV 2055; DOC IV, pt. 2, 24; Hendy, type A, pl. 28, 1 - 4; Sommer 68.30; CLBC I 11.23.1; Grierson 1262, gVF, very well centered, struck and preserved for the type, weight 1.366 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 1210 - 1220; obverse Christ seated facing on throne, nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, Gospels in left, star left, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ) flanking; reverse half-length figure of the emperor, wearing stemma, divitsion, collar-piece, paneled loros and crown with pendilia, scepter cruciger in right, globus cruciger in left; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00


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

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BZ66859. Bronze 8 nummi, cf. SBCV 189, DOC I 100a, Morrisson BnF I 10, Hahn MIB I 174, Tolstoi 493, Ratto -, VF, weight 3.559 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, obverse D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse large H between smaller A and P, cross(?) above; rare; SOLD


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

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BZ62378. Bronze 16 nummi, DOC I 98a, Sommer 4.38 (542 - 547 A.D.), Morrisson BnF I 4 (527 - 538 A.D.), Hahn MIB I 169a, SBCV 175, Wroth BMC -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, VF, weight 6.890 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 527 - 562 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse large I and smaller S (16 nummi), cross above, flanked by smaller A left and P right, TES in exergue; scarce; SOLD







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