, Justinian I, 1 August 527 - 14 November 565 A.D., minted at Rome by Belisaurius
Tradition tells us that the Roman empire ended in 476 A.D. when was deposed and the barbarian Odovacar became in Italy. This coin, however, was minted in Rome for the emperor of the Romans about 75 years after the "fall of the Roman Empire." Between 536 and 540 Belisaurius recaptured Rome for the Empire. A closer look at history sometime complicates rather than clarifies.
The figure on the is an Angel, not as on the of many Roman and coins. The difference - is female but angels are male.
, 291 variant, 320c1, 34/4, -, aEF, 4.42 g, maximum 20.6 mm, 185o, 1st , Rome mint, 542 - 546 A.D.; D N IVSTINIANVS PP AG, helmeted and facing, in right, decorated with horseman on left shoulder; A ( of the three emperors, 1st ), Angel standing facing holding long in right and in left, right, ; ex Edward J. Waddell, ex Woolslayer collection; ; SOLD
Constantine IX Monomachus, 12 June 1042 - 11 January 1055
, 2, 6; 4 - 5; 16-21; 1986; 1833; 307, 4.04 g, maximum 18.6 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, +Ihs XPS REX REGNANTINM (partially blundered), of facing, wearing (halo with ), tunic and , right raised in blessing, holding gospels in left, single ; +CWNSAnTn Rm (very blundered), bearded of Constantine XI facing wearing crown with and , jewels around neck, and jeweled , and holding in right and globe surmounted by pellet in left; ex Woolslayer collection; ; SOLD
, 7 February 457 - 18 January 474 A.D.
Certificate of Authenticity issued by .
Mr. grades this coin as brilliant, .SH19001. Gold
, 605, DOC 528, brilliant MS, 4.507 g, maximum 21.6 mm, 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 462 or 466 A.D.; D N LEO PE-RPET AVC, pearl-diademed, helmeted and facing, spear in right over shoulder, on left decorated with horseman; VICTORI-A AVCCC Θ, stands facing, left, supporting long jeweled , right, in ; great strike, great coin; ; SOLD
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