, John V Palaeologus, 15 June 1341 - 16 February 1391 A.D.
John V was made emperor three days short of his ninth birthday. Anna of Savoy was appointed regent for her son. After Anna was defeated in a civil war, John V was made junior emperor to his former advisor John VI Kantakouzenos and he married John VI's daughter. John VI ignored his young colleague and in time even replaced him with his own son Matthew. John V Palaeologus obtained Genoese , overthrew his rivals, took sole rule and banished John Kantakouzenos to a monastery. John V converted to Catholicism in an attempt to obtain aid from the against the Turks, but even this failed. Without allies, the state was forced to become a vassal of the Ottoman Empire, permitted to exist only by the grace of the mighty .
BZ84652. Bronze , 887; 317; p. 238, 8; 2525 (assarion); -; -; -, aVF, full , edge cracks, excellent for the , 0.956 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 180o, mint, 1365 - 1369 A.D.; Saint Demetrius standing facing, , wearing tunic, breastplate, and , inverted spear vertical in right hand, resting left hand on grounded at side, flanked on each side by a long with three bars, ; emperor standing facing, wearing crown with , , , collar-piece and , staff topped with a in in right hand, model of city in left hand, (the hand of God) above, in lower right ; very ; $300.00 (Ä267.00)
, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.
Most references list this with ΘC above for some other years but only ΦC above for years 12 and 13. notes that the meaning of these letters is uncertain but ΘC may abbreviate Θεος (God) and ΦC perhaps abbreviates Φως (light).BZ69548. Bronze half-follis, 438, 70e (refs ), 84.1 var. (Φ vice Θ), 122 var. (same), 5.22 var. (same), 366, VF, green , off-center, 6.511 g, maximum 24.3 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, c. 576 - 577 A.D.; D N IVSTI-NVS P P, Justin (left) and Sophia seated facing on double throne, both , he holds , she a cruciform ; large K (20 nummi) between ANNO and XII (year 12), + over ΘC above, TES below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; very variety; $80.00 (Ä71.20)
, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.
BZ66859. Bronze 8 nummi, cf.
189, 100a, I 10, 174, 493, -, VF, 3.559 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 180o, (Salonika, ) mint, D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and right; large H between smaller A and P, (?) above; ; SOLD
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