, II with Constantine IV, Heraclius and (his sons), 2 June 659 - 15 July 668 A.D.
In 660, II, paranoid about the ambitions of his younger brother, , had him murdered. Hated by the citizens of Constantinople, decided to move the capital to , .BZ77967. Bronze , , 2, 82d; 208; 355; 175; 1011; 12.55; -; -, F, green with buff earthen highlighting, 3.536 g, maximum 21.7 mm, 180o, 4th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 659 - 660 A.D.; standing facing, with long beard, wearing helmet, long in right, left hand on hip, I/Θ (year 19) left, M (40 nummi) with above and ∆ (4th ) below on right; Constantine IV, Heraclius and standing facing, each wearing crown with and , each holding in right hand; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $90.00 (€80.10)
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.BZ68156. Bronze , 249; 2, Class IV, 63; 1210, F, 3.647 g, maximum 20.5 mm, 225o, mint, 668 - 681 A.D.; diademed, helmeted, and facing, beardless, spear in right, on left ornamented with horseman; large M (40 nummi), above, SCL in ; ; $60.00 (€53.40)
, II and Constantine IV, 13 April 654 - 15 July 668 A.D.
In 654, II appointed his two-year old son Constantine IV as co-emperor ( ). In 659. II also elevated Constantine IV's younger brothers, Heraclius and , as co-emperors.SH69722. Bronze , 157; , 2, 180; 358; 6; 278; 1604; 209; 696; 12.91; 1109, F+, , , 5.629 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 135o, mint, 654 - 659; (left) in military attire with long staff in right, and Constantine in with in right, both crowned and stand facing; large M (40 nummi), above, SCL ( ) in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $60.00 (€53.40)
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