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Byzantine Ravenna, Italy (c. 540 - Early 8th Century)

The Ravenna mint reopened about 540, after Justinian's conquests in Italy and closed early in the 8th century. The city was lost to the Lombards in 751.


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

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In 562, Belisarius stood trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with Procopius acting as praefectus urbi. He was found guilty and sent to prison.
BZ67007. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 353 (Ravenna), Wroth BMC 407 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), Ratto -, F, nice green patina, weight 2.846 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna or Rome mint, 562 - 563 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large I (10 nummi), ANNO left, XX/XVI (regnal year 36) right, all within wreath, no mintmark; $45.00 (Ä38.25)


Byzantine Empire, Constantine IV Pogonatus, 15 July 668 - 10 July 685 A.D.

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The first Arab siege of Constantinople began in 674. In 678, the Byzantines finally broke the Siege when they destroyed the Arab fleet using a new incendiary liquid known as Greek fire, and then defeated the Arab army on land. Constantinople would not fall to the Muslims until 29 May 1453.
BZ71697. Bronze follis, DOC II 91 (also with obscure date), Sommer 13.37 (same), SBCV 1239 (years 22 - 28), MIB III 117 (same), Wroth BMC 97 (year 27), Tolstoi 84 (same), F, pea green patina, weight 3.885 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 675 - 682 A.D.; obverse diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, spear diagonal behind head in right hand, shield on left; reverse large M (40 nummi), between figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger; ANNO over Roman numeral regnal year date (obscure) above, Θ below, RAV in exergue; scarce; SOLD


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

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In 549 A.D., the last chariot races were held in the Circus Maximus in Rome.
BZ01103. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 352 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), VF, weight 3.21 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome or Ravenna mint, 561 - 562 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing holding globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large I (mark of value) between A/N/N/O and XX/XV (regnal year 35); SOLD







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