It appears that, to increase the , two plugs were added to the center of the before striking.
This tiny bronze from Antioch is the last coin to depict the by Eutychides and, indeed, it is the last ancient coin to depict any classical deity. The sculpture, which first appeared on coins of Antioch in the second century B.C., was made in the late 4th Century B.C. by the Greek sculptor Eutychides of Sicyon for the then newly founded city of Antioch. The sculpture was imitated by many Asiatic cities. There is a small copy in the Vatican.BZ73040. Bronze pentanummium, 17, 13, 10 - 11, 133, -, -, F, nice glossy green with earthen highlighting, 1.716 g, maximum 12.5 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, D N D N IVSTINVS ET IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (or similar), diademed, draped and busts of Justin and Justinian facing; seated left, reversed E left, all within a shrine; very ; $100.00 (€87.00)
In 518, the synagogues of Ravenna were burned down in a riot; Theodoric the Great ordered them to be rebuilt at Ravenna's expense.BZ69693. Bronze , 18, 37, 2.8, 13, 64, - (only B listed), -, -, F, 17.930 g, maximum 31.4 mm, 180o, 5th , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 518 - 522 A.D.; D N IVSTI-NVS PP AVC, diademed and draped right; large M (40 nummi) between two crosses, above, E (5th ) below, CON (Constantinople) in ; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $75.00 (€65.25)
, Justin I, 10 July 518 - 1 August 527 A.D.
had two (workshops) and struck these pentanummium with and without the two pellets in the lower . We believe the without pellets was struck by the first and the with two pellets was struck by the second .BZ69700. Bronze pentanummium, 37, 2.35, 47, 81, 93, Morrison BnF -, aF, 2.015 g, maximum 13.2 mm, 180o, (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 522 - 527 A.D.; D N IVSTINVS PP AV (or similar, obscure), diademed, draped, right; large , N ( ) left, E (5 nummi) right, two pellets (2nd ?) in lower inner fields; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $38.00 (€33.06)
(Greek for luck; the Roman equivalent was ) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. Increasingly during the Hellenistic period, cities had their own specific iconic version of , wearing a (a crown like the walls of the city).BZ69702. Bronze pentanummium, 57, 75 ff., 11 ff., 90, 430 ff., 67, 111, Nice gF, highlighting Syrian , 1.501 g, maximum 12.0 mm, 180o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 522 - 527 A.D.; D N IVSTINVS PP AVG, diademed, draped and right; the seated left, river god beneath her, inverted E left, all within shrine; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; ; $35.00 (€30.45)
About 523 A.D., Justinian, who would later be the emperor, married in Constantinople his mistress , a professional courtesan.BZ69695. Bronze half , 15c, 403, 2.13, 19, 50, 69, -, Morrison BnF -, -, F, 6.229 g, maximum 27.0 mm, 180o, 3rd , Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 522 - 527 A.D.; D N IVSTINVS PP AVG, diademed, draped and right; large K (20 nummi), long left, above, below, Γ (3th ) right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $30.00 (€26.10)
was the Roman of . made it the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire in 286 when he introduced the system. remained as the eastern (and most ) capital of the Roman Empire until co-emperor Licinius was defeated by Constantine the Great at the Battle of Chrysopolis in 324. Constantine resided mainly in as his interim capital for the next six years, until in 330 when he declared the nearby (renamed Constantinople) the new capital. Constantine died in his royal villa in the vicinity of in 337. Due to its position at the convergence of the Asiatic roads leading to the new capital, retained its importance even after the foundation of Constantinople.BZ69699. Bronze half , 34b, 60, 62, 422, 2.33, 42, 76, 90, -, F, corrosion, rough, 5.607 g, maximum 27.9 mm, 225o, (Izmit, Turkey) mint, 518 - 527 A.D.; D N IVSTI-NVS P AC (sic), diademed, draped and right; large K (20 nummi), long between N and I ( ) left, B (2nd ) right; from the Butte College Foundation, ex ; $18.00 (€15.66)
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