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45 viewsprobably a Byzantine trachy of the Latin occupation (1204-1261). Obv: Bust of Christ. Rev: Standing emperor holding scepter cruciger and globus cruciger. Dumbarton Oaks Vol IV, pl. XLIX, 4, and Sear 2024.+Alexios
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144 viewsFollis, 527-537, Nicomedia, 2nd officina, 29mm, 16.1g, green patina.vercingetorix
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83 viewsSear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb1760
Romanus I. 920-944 AD. Æ Follis. Constantinople
mint. Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre and
globus cruciger / +RWMA /N EN QEW bA SILE
VS RW/MAIWN. Coin #409
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An Anonymous Follis Class A 2 coin, type 21
Obverse: Christ facing, holding book of gospels IC to left XC to rightEmmanovha IC XC (God with us)
Reverse: +IhSYS XRISTYS bASILEY bASILE (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)
Sear attributes it to the joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII 1020-1028 AD
Grierson in DOC says Romanus III and into Michael IV's
1 commentsJon the Lecturer
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36 viewsROMAN BLUE & BLACK GLASS BEADS
Specifications: •Date: C, 5th-8th century AD, late Roman early Byzantine
•Size: 4 mm to 13 mm
•Condition: Nice selection of blue and black beads

Antonivs Protti
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30 viewsAntonivs Protti
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15 viewsareich
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45 viewsByzantine glass coin weight
Monogram of Anastasius
20mm
5.72g
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18 viewsISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Æ Dirham (33mm, 17.13 g, 9h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Undated issue. Diademed and draped male busts, vis-à-vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left / Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type II, 40-41; S&S Type 28; Album 1827.3; ICV 1201.
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12 viewsARAB-BYZANTINE: Standing Emperor, ca. 680s, AE fals, Dimashq, A-3517.2, bird on T left, mint name in Greek to right / anchor above and downward crescent below M, Arabic duriba / dimashq / ja'iz around
Dim: 4.35g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Æ Anonymous Class I Follis, Attributed to Nicephorus III (Sear-1889, DOC I.1-64)30 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Latin cross with central X and globus and two pellets at the end of each extremity; crescents to upper left and right, floral scroll below
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196666 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

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42 viewsBYZANTINE. Basileos. Circa 1080-1180
PB Seal (16mm, 5.15 g, 12h)
CΦPA/ ΓIC ΠЄ/ ΦVKA
TωN/ ΛOΓωN/ RACIΛ
Münz Zentrum 161 (11 January 2012), lot 841, otherwise unpublished

Ex Classical Numismatic Group E267, lot 685 (part of)
Ardatirion
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40 viewsBYZANTINE. Baanes. Palatinos(?), circa 7th century AD
PB Seal (17mm, 5.58 g, 6 h)
Capricorn leaping right, ПAΛA below
Monogram (BAANH)
Unpublished

A palatinos was a minor clerk in the late Roman and early Byzantine period.
Ardatirion
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32 viewsBYZANTINE. Simaias and Xenon. Circa 6th century AD
PB Tessera (20mm, 7.24 g, 12 h)
Block monogram: CIMAIAC
Block monogram: XENΩNOC
BLS -; DOCBS -

Found in Israel
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(0813) LEO V (The Armenian)76 views813-820 AD
AE Follis 17 mm X 20 mm 3.01 g
O: Facing bust of Leo with a short beard, wearing a crown and loros and holding cross potent
R: Facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger.
Syracuse mint, Sear Byzantine 1636



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001 - Anonymus follis class A2 - Sear 181346 viewsObv: +EMMANOVHA, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with two pellets in each limb of cross, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels, the cover ornamented with central pellet in border of dots. To left IC and to right XC.
Rev: IhSYS / XRISTYS / bASILEY / bASILE in foyr lines. Dot above and below.
This type is attributed to the joint regin of Basil II and Constantine VIII 976-1025 AD.
30.0 mm. diameter.
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002 - Maurice Tiberius (582-602 AD), tremissis - Sear 48850 viewsObv: D N TIbERI PP AVG. diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: --NTORI -AVRI AVG, cross potent.
Minted in Constantinople (CONOB in exe).

Note the rev. inscription that seems to be misspelled, it should read VICTORI MAVRI AVG.
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01-02 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 66 viewsAE Follis Post-Reforma (Módulo pequeño) 23 x 25 mm 7.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con una " +" arriba. "CON" en exergo.

Acuñada 498 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #14 Pag. 37 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #16 - B.M.C. #41 -Tolstoi M.B. #31 - Ratto M.B. #354 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #11-22 - Hahn M.I.B.#22
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01-06 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 40 viewsAE Follis Post-Reforma (Módulo pequeño) 23 mm 8.6 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIUS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con " +" arriba, " * " a izquierda, "Medialuna" a derecha y "ε" (Letra de Officina) debajo. "CON" en exergo.

Acuñada 491 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.5ta.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #22 Pag. 38 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #23 m - B.M.C. #17 -Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #85 - Hahn M.I.B.29, 30
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01-10 - Anastasio I (11/04/491 - 01/07/518 D.C.) 29 viewsAE Medio Follis (Módulo grande) 28 mm 8.3 gr.

Anv: "D.N.ANASTASIVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " K ", con " +" a izquierda y "Γ" (Letra de Officina) a derecha.

Acuñada 491 - 518 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #25 Pag. 39 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #24 - B.M.C. #30-33 - Tolstoi M.B. #38-42 - Ratto M.B. #356/8 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #86/8 - Hahn M.I.B. #33
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02-02 - Justino I (10/07/518 - 01/08/527 D.C.) 44 viewsAE Follis 31 mm 11.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " M ", con " * " a ambos lados y "Ilegible" (Letra de Officina) debajo. "CON" en exergo.

Acuñada 518 - 527 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.Incierta)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #62 Pag. 45 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #8 - B.M.C. #20-28 - Tolstoi M.B. #27-30-32-35 - Ratto M.B. #390/6 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-9 - Hahn M.I.B. #11
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02-10 - Justino I (10/07/518 - 01/08/527 D.C.) 22 viewsAE Medio Follis 25 x 21 mm 8.1 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " K ", con larga " + " a izquierda y " A " (Letra de Officina) a derecha.

Acuñada 518 - 527 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.1ra.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #68 Pag. 46 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #14 - B.M.C. #33-35 - Tolstoi M.B. #55-58 - Ratto M.B. #403, 404, 406 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. p.42 - Hahn M.I.B. #18
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02-11 - Justino I (10/07/518 - 01/08/527 D.C.) 24 viewsAE Medio Follis 18 x 19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " K ", con larga " + " a izquierda, " * " arriba y abajo y " Δ " (Letra de Officina) a derecha.

Acuñada 518 - 527 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #69 Pag. 46 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #15 - B.M.C. #34 - Tolstoi M.B. #56-58 - Ratto M.B. #403, 405 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. p.42 - Hahn M.I.B. #19
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020a, CARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm.66 viewsCARIA, Knidos. Circa 465-449 BC. AR Drachm - 16mm (6.06 g). Obverse: forepart of roaring lion right; Reverse: archaic head of Aphrodite right, hair bound with taenia. Cahn 80 (V38/R53); SNG Helsinki 132 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 232 (same dies). Toned, near VF, good metal. Ex Barry P. Murphy.

While this coin falls within the time frame that numismatists call "Classical" Greek coinage, I have chosen to place it in both the "Archaic" (coin 020a) and "Classical" Greek sections of my collection. This specimen is one of those wonderful examples of transition--it incorporates many elements of the "Archaic" era, although it is struck during the "Classical" Greek period and anticipates characteristics of the later period.

As noted art historian Patricia Lawrence has pointed out, "[this specimen portrays] A noble-headed lion, a lovely Late Archaic Aphrodite, and [is made from]. . . beautiful metal." The Archaic Aphrodite is reminiscent of certain portraits of Arethusa found on tetradrachms produced in Syracuse in the first decade of the 5th century BC.

Knidos was a city of high antiquity and as a Hellenic city probably of Lacedaemonian colonization. Along with Halicarnassus (present day Bodrum, Turkey) and Kos, and the Rhodian cities of Lindos, Kamiros and Ialyssos it formed the Dorian Hexapolis, which held its confederate assemblies on the Triopian headland, and there celebrated games in honour of Apollo, Poseidon and the nymphs.

The city was at first governed by an oligarchic senate, composed of sixty members, and presided over by a magistrate; but, though it is proved by inscriptions that the old names continued to a very late period, the constitution underwent a popular transformation. The situation of the city was favourable for commerce, and the Knidians acquired considerable wealth, and were able to colonize the island of Lipara, and founded a city on Corcyra Nigra in the Adriatic. They ultimately submitted to Cyrus, and from the battle of Eurymedon to the latter part of the Peloponnesian War they were subject to Athens.

In their expansion into the region, the Romans easily obtained the allegiance of Knidians, and rewarded them for help given against Antiochus by leaving them the freedom of their city.

During the Byzantine period there must still have been a considerable population: for the ruins contain a large number of buildings belonging to the Byzantine style, and Christian sepulchres are common in the neighbourhood.

Eudoxus, the astronomer, Ctesias, the writer on Persian history, and Sostratus, the builder of the celebrated Pharos at Alexandria, are the most remarkable of the Knidians mentioned in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnidus

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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03-10 - Justiniano I (01/08/527 - 14/11/565 D.C.) 21 viewsAE Medio Follis 28 x 30 mm 7.1 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP.AVG." - Busto con yelmo y coraza, portando "Sphaira/globus cruciger/Orbis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda, viendo al frente. A su Izquierda " + " .
Rev: Gran " K ", " + " arriba, " A/N/N/O " a izquierda, " XII " (Año de reinado) a derecha y " Δ " (Letra de Officina) debajo.

Acuñada Año=12, 538/9 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #165 Pag. 61 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #62-75 - B.M.C. #107/12, 115/19 - Tolstoi M.B. #318/36 - Ratto M.B. #539/42, 547 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #82-91 - Hahn M.I.B. #96 (H.Weller)
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03-15 - Justiniano I (01/08/527 - 14/11/565 D.C.) 23 viewsAE 16 nummi 22 x 18 mm 7.3 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " I ", " A " a izquierda y " SP " a derecha. " * + * " arriba. "TES" en exergo.

Acuñada 527 - 565 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalónica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #177 Pag. 64 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #98c - B.M.C. #167/9 - Tolstoi M.B. #487 - Hahn M.I.B. #169d
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03-16 - Justiniano I (01/08/527 - 14/11/565 D.C.) 32 viewsAE 16 nummi 20 x 20 mm 6.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " I ", " A " a izquierda y " SP " a derecha. " Signo Chi-Ro " arriba. "TES" en exergo.

Acuñada 527 - 565 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalónica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #178 Pag. 64 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #98d - B.M.C. #171 - Tolstoi M.B. #485 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #9 - Hahn M.I.B. #169c
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03-25 - Justiniano I (01/08/527 - 14/11/565 D.C.) 26 viewsAE Decanummium (10 nummi) 15 mm 4.6 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP.AVG." - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Gran " I ", " + " arriba, " A/N/N/O " a izquierda y " X/X/X " (Año de reinado) a derecha. " CON " en exergo.

Acuñada Año=30, 556/7 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #167 Pag. 62 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #76-85, 88-95 - B.M.C. #126/32, 135/37 - Tolstoi M.B. #408/16 - Ratto M.B. #552/4, 556/9 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #92/6 - Hahn M.I.B. #99 (I.T.Roper Coll.)
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03-27 - Justiniano I (01/08/527 - 14/11/565 D.C.) 32 viewsAE Decanummium (10 nummi) 15 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP.AVG." - Busto con yelmo y coraza, portando "Sphaira" ó "globus cruciger" u "Ordis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda, viendo al frente. A su Izquierda " + ".
Rev: Gran " I ", " A/N/N/O " a izquierda y " XX/XV/II " (Año de reinado) a derecha. " CON " en exergo.

Acuñada Año=37, 563/4 D.C.
Ceca: Ravenna

Referencias: Sear BCTV #326 Pag. 85 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #347/55 - B.M.C. #404/9 - Tolstoi M.B. #450/2 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #2/7 - Hahn M.I.B. #229
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04-02 - Justino II (15/11/565 - 05/10/578 D.C.) 33 viewsAE Follis 30 x 28 mm 13.4 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Emperador a la izquierda y la Emperatriz Sofia a la derecha, sentados de frente en doble trono, ambos nimbados, él porta "Sphaira/globus cruciger/Orbis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) y ella cetro coronado por cruz.
Rev: Gran " M ", "A/N/N/O" a izquierda, " + " arriba, "Ilegible" (Año reinal) a derecha y " Γ" (Letra de Officina) debajo. "CON" en exergo.

Acuñada Incierto - 565 - 578 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #360 Pag. 91 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #22-43 - B.M.C. #28-81 - Tolstoi M.B. #57-109 - Ratto M.B. #782-824 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-43 - Hahn M.I.B. #43
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04-10 - Justino II (15/11/565 - 05/10/578 D.C.) 28 viewsAE Medio Follis 21 x 25 mm 7.3 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Emperador a la izquierda y la Emperatriz Sofia a la derecha, sentados de frente en doble trono, ambos nimbados, él porta "Sphaira/globus cruciger/Orbis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) y ella cetro coronado por cruz.
Rev: Gran " K ", "A/N/N/O" a izquierda, " + " arriba, "Signo=5" (Año reinal) a derecha y " Δ" (Letra de Officina) debajo.

Acuñada Año=5 - 569/70 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: Sear BCTV #361 Pag. 92 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #44-58 - B.M.C. #82-100 - Tolstoi M.B. #217-234 - Ratto M.B. #825-833 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #45-51 - Hahn M.I.B. #44a-c
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04-14 - Justino II (15/11/565 - 05/10/578 D.C.) 21 viewsAE Medio Follis 21 x 24 mm 5.2 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Busto con yelmo y coraza, portando "Sphaira" ó "globus cruciger" u "Ordis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) en mano derecha y escudo en izquierda, viendo al frente.
Rev: Gran " K ", "A/N/N/O" a izquierda, " + " arriba, " I " (Año reinal) a derecha y " TES " debajo.

Acuñada Año=1 - 565/6 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalónica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #365 Pag. 93 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #61/4 - B.M.C. #101/4 - Tolstoi M.B. #38-40 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-5 - Hahn M.I.B. #68a-b
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Medio Follis Justino II SB00366.jpg
04-15 - Justino II (15/11/565 - 05/10/578 D.C.) 21 viewsAE Medio Follis 21 x 24 mm 5.2 gr.

Anv: "D.N. IVSTINVS PP.AVG." - Emperador a la izquierda y la Emperatriz Sofia a la derecha, sentados de frente en doble trono, ambos nimbados, él porta "Sphaira/globus cruciger/Orbis" (Globo coronado por una cruz) y ella cetro coronado por cruz.
Rev: Gran " K ", "A/N/N/O" a izquierda, " Ilegible " arriba, " ε " (Año reinal) a derecha y " TES " debajo.

Acuñada Año=5 - 569/70 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalónica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #366 Pag. 93 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.I #65-85 - B.M.C. #105/24 - Tolstoi M.B. #173-188 - Ratto M.B. #835-842 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #6-15 - Hahn M.I.B. #70a-f
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0635 Focas, 602-61038 viewsGold half tremissis (1/6 solidus), 14.34mm, 0.72g, aEF
Struck c. 607-610 at Constantinople
dN FOCAS PER AV, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, beardless / VICTORI FOCAS AV, cross potent, CONOB beneath.
Extremely rare with three known specimens; the smallest gold denomination in the Byzantine series.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Frank Kovacs
Sear 635; cf. DOC 20; cf. MIB 29
Lawrence Woolslayer
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1 Tremissis weight15 viewslarge X
7 by 8 by 2 mm
1.42g
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1.0 Khusroe II69 viewsKhusroe II
Sassanian (Persian) Empire
Silver Dirhem
30 mm.

Khusroe II conquered Jerusalem from the Byzantine Empire, but soon lost it in a counter offensive by Emperor Heraclius.
Zam
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10 Oboloi weight13 viewsdouble U (byzantine number 5)
10 Oboloi (1 obols = 0.55g)
5.01 g 14 by 10 by 2mm
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1301a, Diocletian, 284-305 A.D. (Antioch)94 viewsDIOCLETIAN (284 – 305 AD) AE Antoninianus, 293-95 AD, RIC V 322, Cohen 34. 20.70 mm/3.1 gm, aVF, Antioch. Obverse: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed; Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Diocletian, I/XXI. Early Diocletian with dusty earthen green patina.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


Summary and Introduction
The Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.

Diocletian's Early Life and Reign
Diocletian was born ca. 236/237 on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps at Salona. He was of very humble birth, and was originally named Diocles. He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy and he was apparently deeply imbued with religious piety He had a wife Prisca and a daughter Valeria, both of whom reputedly were Christians. During Diocletian's early life, the Roman empire was in the midst of turmoil. In the early years of the third century, emperors increasingly insecure on their thrones had granted inflationary pay raises to the soldiers. The only meaningful income the soldiers now received was in the form of gold donatives granted by newly acclaimed emperors. Beginning in 235, armies throughout the empire began to set up their generals as rival emperors. The resultant civil wars opened up the empire to invasion in both the north, by the Franks, Alamanni, and Goths, and the east, by the Sassanid Persians. Another reason for the unrest in the army was the great gap between the social background of the common soldiers and the officer corps.

Diocletian sought his fortune in the army. He showed himself to be a shrewd, able, and ambitious individual. He is first attested as "Duke of Moesia" (an area on the banks of the lower Danube River), with responsibility for border defense. He was a prudent and methodical officer, a seeker of victory rather than glory. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. Diocletian found favor under the new emperor, and was promoted to Count of the Domestics, the commander of the cavalry arm of the imperial bodyguard. In 283 he was granted the honor of a consulate.

In 284, in the midst of a campaign against the Persians, Carus was killed, struck by a bolt of lightning which one writer noted might have been forged in a legionary armory. This left the empire in the hands of his two young sons, Numerian in the east and Carinus in the west. Soon thereafter, Numerian died under mysterious circumstances near Nicomedia, and Diocletian was acclaimed emperor in his place. At this time he changed his name from Diocles to Diocletian. In 285 Carinus was killed in a battle near Belgrade, and Diocletian gained control of the entire empire.

Diocletian's Administrative and Military Reforms
As emperor, Diocletian was faced with many problems. His most immediate concerns were to bring the mutinous and increasingly barbarized Roman armies back under control and to make the frontiers once again secure from invasion. His long-term goals were to restore effective government and economic prosperity to the empire. Diocletian concluded that stern measures were necessary if these problems were to be solved. He felt that it was the responsibility of the imperial government to take whatever steps were necessary, no matter how harsh or innovative, to bring the empire back under control.

Diocletian was able to bring the army back under control by making several changes. He subdivided the roughly fifty existing provinces into approximately one hundred. The provinces also were apportioned among twelve "dioceses," each under a "vicar," and later also among four "prefectures," each under a "praetorian prefect." As a result, the imperial bureaucracy became increasingly bloated. He institutionalized the policy of separating civil and military careers. He divided the army itself into so-called "border troops," actually an ineffective citizen militia, and "palace troops," the real field army, which often was led by the emperor in person.

Following the precedent of Aurelian (A.D.270-275), Diocletian transformed the emperorship into an out-and-out oriental monarchy. Access to him became restricted; he now was addressed not as First Citizen (Princeps) or the soldierly general (Imperator), but as Lord and Master (Dominus Noster) . Those in audience were required to prostrate themselves on the ground before him.

Diocletian also concluded that the empire was too large and complex to be ruled by only a single emperor. Therefore, in order to provide an imperial presence throughout the empire, he introduced the "Tetrarchy," or "Rule by Four." In 285, he named his lieutenant Maximianus "Caesar," and assigned him the western half of the empire. This practice began the process which would culminate with the de facto split of the empire in 395. Both Diocletian and Maximianus adopted divine attributes. Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.

By instituting his Tetrarchy, Diocletian also hoped to solve another problem. In the Augustan Principate, there had been no constitutional method for choosing new emperors. According to Diocletian's plan, the successor of each Augustus would be the respective Caesar, who then would name a new Caesar. Initially, the Tetrarchy operated smoothly and effectively.

Once the army was under control, Diocletian could turn his attention to other problems. The borders were restored and strengthened. In the early years of his reign, Diocletian and his subordinates were able to defeat foreign enemies such as Alamanni, Sarmatians, Saracens, Franks, and Persians, and to put down rebellions in Britain and Egypt. The easter frontier was actually expanded.

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Diocletian's Economic Reforms
Another problem was the economy, which was in an especially sorry state. The coinage had become so debased as to be virtually worthless. Diocletian's attempt to reissue good gold and silver coins failed because there simply was not enough gold and silver available to restore confidence in the currency. A "Maximum Price Edict" issued in 301, intended to curb inflation, served only to drive goods onto the black market. Diocletian finally accepted the ruin of the money economy and revised the tax system so that it was based on payments in kind . The soldiers too came to be paid in kind.

In order to assure the long term survival of the empire, Diocletian identified certain occupations which he felt would have to be performed. These were known as the "compulsory services." They included such occupations as soldiers, bakers, members of town councils, and tenant farmers. These functions became hereditary, and those engaging in them were inhibited from changing their careers. The repetitious nature of these laws, however, suggests that they were not widely obeyed. Diocletian also expanded the policy of third-century emperors of restricting the entry of senators into high-ranking governmental posts, especially military ones.

Diocletian attempted to use the state religion as a unifying element. Encouraged by the Caesar Galerius, Diocletian in 303 issued a series of four increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the imperial cult, the traditional means by which allegiance was pledged to the empire. This began the so-called "Great Persecution."

Diocletian's Resignation and Death
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. He compelled his co-regent Maximianus to do the same. Constantius and Galerius then became the new Augusti, and two new Caesars were selected, Maximinus (305-313) in the east and Severus (305- 307) in the west. Diocletian then retired to his palace at Split on the Croatian coast. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

Copyright (C) 1996, Ralph W. Mathisen, University of South Carolina
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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1301b, Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D.59 viewsDiocletian. RIC V Part II Cyzicus 256 var. Not listed with pellet in exegrue
Item ref: RI141f. VF. Minted in Cyzicus (B in centre field, XXI dot in exegrue)Obverse:- IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left with scepter.
A post reform radiate of Diocletian. Ex Maridvnvm.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


Summary and Introduction
The Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.

Diocletian's Early Life and Reign
Diocletian was born ca. 236/237 on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps at Salona. He was of very humble birth, and was originally named Diocles. He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy and he was apparently deeply imbued with religious piety He had a wife Prisca and a daughter Valeria, both of whom reputedly were Christians. During Diocletian's early life, the Roman empire was in the midst of turmoil. In the early years of the third century, emperors increasingly insecure on their thrones had granted inflationary pay raises to the soldiers. The only meaningful income the soldiers now received was in the form of gold donatives granted by newly acclaimed emperors. Beginning in 235, armies throughout the empire began to set up their generals as rival emperors. The resultant civil wars opened up the empire to invasion in both the north, by the Franks, Alamanni, and Goths, and the east, by the Sassanid Persians. Another reason for the unrest in the army was the great gap between the social background of the common soldiers and the officer corps.

Diocletian sought his fortune in the army. He showed himself to be a shrewd, able, and ambitious individual. He is first attested as "Duke of Moesia" (an area on the banks of the lower Danube River), with responsibility for border defense. He was a prudent and methodical officer, a seeker of victory rather than glory. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. Diocletian found favor under the new emperor, and was promoted to Count of the Domestics, the commander of the cavalry arm of the imperial bodyguard. In 283 he was granted the honor of a consulate.

In 284, in the midst of a campaign against the Persians, Carus was killed, struck by a bolt of lightning which one writer noted might have been forged in a legionary armory. This left the empire in the hands of his two young sons, Numerian in the east and Carinus in the west. Soon thereafter, Numerian died under mysterious circumstances near Nicomedia, and Diocletian was acclaimed emperor in his place. At this time he changed his name from Diocles to Diocletian. In 285 Carinus was killed in a battle near Belgrade, and Diocletian gained control of the entire empire.

Diocletian's Administrative and Military Reforms
As emperor, Diocletian was faced with many problems. His most immediate concerns were to bring the mutinous and increasingly barbarized Roman armies back under control and to make the frontiers once again secure from invasion. His long-term goals were to restore effective government and economic prosperity to the empire. Diocletian concluded that stern measures were necessary if these problems were to be solved. He felt that it was the responsibility of the imperial government to take whatever steps were necessary, no matter how harsh or innovative, to bring the empire back under control.

Diocletian was able to bring the army back under control by making several changes. He subdivided the roughly fifty existing provinces into approximately one hundred. The provinces also were apportioned among twelve "dioceses," each under a "vicar," and later also among four "prefectures," each under a "praetorian prefect." As a result, the imperial bureaucracy became increasingly bloated. He institutionalized the policy of separating civil and military careers. He divided the army itself into so-called "border troops," actually an ineffective citizen militia, and "palace troops," the real field army, which often was led by the emperor in person.

Following the precedent of Aurelian (A.D.270-275), Diocletian transformed the emperorship into an out-and-out oriental monarchy. Access to him became restricted; he now was addressed not as First Citizen (Princeps) or the soldierly general (Imperator), but as Lord and Master (Dominus Noster) . Those in audience were required to prostrate themselves on the ground before him.

Diocletian also concluded that the empire was too large and complex to be ruled by only a single emperor. Therefore, in order to provide an imperial presence throughout the empire, he introduced the "Tetrarchy," or "Rule by Four." In 285, he named his lieutenant Maximianus "Caesar," and assigned him the western half of the empire. This practice began the process which would culminate with the de facto split of the empire in 395. Both Diocletian and Maximianus adopted divine attributes. Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.

By instituting his Tetrarchy, Diocletian also hoped to solve another problem. In the Augustan Principate, there had been no constitutional method for choosing new emperors. According to Diocletian's plan, the successor of each Augustus would be the respective Caesar, who then would name a new Caesar. Initially, the Tetrarchy operated smoothly and effectively.

Once the army was under control, Diocletian could turn his attention to other problems. The borders were restored and strengthened. In the early years of his reign, Diocletian and his subordinates were able to defeat foreign enemies such as Alamanni, Sarmatians, Saracens, Franks, and Persians, and to put down rebellions in Britain and Egypt. The easter frontier was actually expanded.

.
Diocletian's Economic Reforms
Another problem was the economy, which was in an especially sorry state. The coinage had become so debased as to be virtually worthless. Diocletian's attempt to reissue good gold and silver coins failed because there simply was not enough gold and silver available to restore confidence in the currency. A "Maximum Price Edict" issued in 301, intended to curb inflation, served only to drive goods onto the black market. Diocletian finally accepted the ruin of the money economy and revised the tax system so that it was based on payments in kind . The soldiers too came to be paid in kind.

In order to assure the long term survival of the empire, Diocletian identified certain occupations which he felt would have to be performed. These were known as the "compulsory services." They included such occupations as soldiers, bakers, members of town councils, and tenant farmers. These functions became hereditary, and those engaging in them were inhibited from changing their careers. The repetitious nature of these laws, however, suggests that they were not widely obeyed. Diocletian also expanded the policy of third-century emperors of restricting the entry of senators into high-ranking governmental posts, especially military ones.

Diocletian attempted to use the state religion as a unifying element. Encouraged by the Caesar Galerius, Diocletian in 303 issued a series of four increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the imperial cult, the traditional means by which allegiance was pledged to the empire. This began the so-called "Great Persecution."

Diocletian's Resignation and Death
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. He compelled his co-regent Maximianus to do the same. Constantius and Galerius then became the new Augusti, and two new Caesars were selected, Maximinus (305-313) in the east and Severus (305- 307) in the west. Diocletian then retired to his palace at Split on the Croatian coast. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

Copyright (C) 1996, Ralph W. Mathisen, University of South Carolina
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


Cleisthenes
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15-02 - Follis Anónimo Clase A2 (976 - 1025 D.C.)28 viewsAtribuida al reinado conjunto de Basilio II y Constantino VIII.
AE Follis 30 x 27 mm 9.6 gr.

Anv: "EMMA - NOVHΛ", "IX - XC" (en campos izq. y derecho) - Busto de Cristo de frente nimbado (Forma rectangular en la cruz del limbo), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios (5 puntos en el libro).
Rev: " IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE " (Jesús Cristo Rey de Reyes), leyenda en 4 líneas, debajo y arriba ornamentos tipo 47 (Forma rectangular).

Acuñada 976 - 1025 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1813 Pag. 376 - Bellinger D.O. pp.651 - B.M.C. (Basil II and Constantine VII) #21-40 - Ratto M.B.(Basil II and Constantine VII) #1951-65 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. pp.596/8 #1-66
mdelvalle
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15-04 - Follis Anónimo Clase D (1042 - 1055 D.C.) 25 viewsAtribuida al reinado de Constantino IX.
AE Follis 28 x 26 mm 10.9 gr.

Anv: "IX - XC" (en campos izq. y derecho) - Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con ambas manos.
Rev: " IhSUS / bASILEU / bASILE " (Jesús Rey de Reyes), leyenda en 3 líneas, ornamentado debajo con "- u -" y arriba con "- + -".

Acuñada 1042 - 1055 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1836 Pag. 378 - Bellinger D.O. pp.685/7 - B.M.C. (Constantine X) #10-17 - Ratto M.B.(Constantine X) #2015/7 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. pp.601 #107/19
mdelvalle
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15. Constans II with Constantine IV18 viewsBYZANTINE
Constans II, with Constantine IV
641-668. AV Solidus (20mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Const. mint, 3rd off. Struck 654-659.

O: Crowned facing busts of Constans, bearded, and Constantine, beardless; cross above

R: Cross potent on 3 steps; Γ//CONOBI. DOC 26b; MIB 28; SB 960. Near EF.
R: Cross potent on 3 steps; Γ//CONOBI.

DOC 26b; MIB 28; SB 960. Near EF.

Ex CNG
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1945 JOHN II, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1945 DOC 12 CLBC 3.4.1 60 viewsOBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 21mm

Weight 4.03.gm

I have this coin in the best of type gallery. Beautiful example.
Simon
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1cq Trajan Decius24 views249-251

Sestertius

Laureate, cuirassed bust, right, MP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
Dacia standing left holding draco standard, or staff surmounted by a donkey's head, DACIA SC

RIC 101b

The Byzantine historian Zosimus recorded in his New History: [Philip], thinking that he had by these means established himself in the possession of the empire, he made an expedition against the Carpi, who had plundered all the country about the Ister. . . . As there were at that time many disturbances in the empire, the eastern provinces, which were uneasy, partly, owing to the exactions of exorbitant tributes, and partly to their dislike of Priscus, their governor, who was a man of an intolerably evil disposition, wished for innovation, and set up Papianus for emperor, while the inhabitants of Moesia and Pannonia were more inclined to Marinus.

Philip, being disturbed by these events, desired the senate cither to assist him against such imminent dangers, or, if they were displeased with his government, to suffer him to lay it down and dismiss him quietly. No person making a reply to this, Decius, a person of illustrious birth and rank, and moreover gifted, with every virtue, observed, that he was unwise in being so much concerned at those events, for they would vanish of themselves, and could not possibly long subsist. And though the event corresponded with the conjecture of Decius, which long experience in the world had enabled him to make, Papianus and Marinus being taken off, yet Philip was still in fear, knowing how obnoxious the officers in that country were to the army. He therefore desired Decius to assume the command of the legions in Moesia and Pannonia. As he refused this under the plea that it was inconvenient both for Philip and himself, Philip made use of the rhetoric of necessity, as the Thessalians term it, and compelled him to go to Pannonia to punish the accomplices of Marinus. The army in that country, finding that Decius punished all that had offended, thought it most politic to avoid the present danger and to set up a sovereign who would better consult the good of the state, and who, being more expert both in civil and military affairs, might without difficulty conquer Philip.

For this purpose they clothed Decius in purple, and notwithstanding all his apprehensions of future mischances, compelled him to assume the supreme authority. Philip therefore, on hearing that Decius was thus made emperor, collected all his forces to overpower him. The supporters of Decius, though they knew that the enemy had greatly the advantage in numbers, still retained their confidence, trusting to the general skill and prudence of Decius in affairs. And when the two armies engaged, although the one was superior in number, yet the other so excelled it in discipline and conduct, that a great number of Philip's partisans were slain and he himself amongst them, together with his son, on whom he had conferred the title of Caesar. Decius thus acquired the empire.

The Scythians, taking advantage of the disorder which every where prevailed through the negligence of Philip, crossed the Tanais, and pillaged the countries in the vicinity of Thrace. But Decius, marching against them, was not only victorious in every battle, but recovered the spoils they had taken, and endeavoured to cut off their retreat to their own country, intending to destroy them all, to prevent their ever again, making a similar incursion. For this purpose he posted Gallus on the bank of the Tanais with a competent force, and led in person the remainder of his army against the enemy. This expedition exceeded to his utmost wish; but Gallus, who was disposed to innovation, sent agents to the Barbarians, requesting their concurrence in a conspiracy against Decius. To this they gave a willing assent, and Gallus retained his post on the bank of the Tanais, but the Barbarians divided themselves into three battalions, the first of which posted itself behind a marsh. Decius having destroyed a considerable number of the first battalion, the second advanced, which he likewise defeated, and discovered part of the third, which lay near the marsh. Gallus sent intelligence to him, that he might march against them across the fen. Proceeding therefore incautiously in an unknown place, he and his army became entangled in the mire, and under that disadvantage were so assailed by the missiles of the Barbarians, that not one of them escaped with life. Thus ended the life of the excellent emperor Decius.

Eutropius wrote: DECIUS, a native of Lower Pannonia, born at Budalia, assumed the government. . . . When he and his son had reigned two years, they were both killed in the country of the Barbarians, and enrolled among the gods.
Blindado
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2. Byzantine - Justinian54 viewsJustinian Follis
Constantinople Mint
527 - 565 AD
Zam
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2.1 Byzantine - Justinian42 viewsJustinian Follis
Constantinople Mint
527 - 565 AD
Zam
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2058 BYZANTINE, Latin Rule Half Tetarteron S-2058 20 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion

REV Leaved patriarchal cross.

17mm 1.59gm


I think this is the most attractive and unique design for any of the Latin issues.
Simon
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21. Philippicus, 711-713 AD27 viewsPhilippicus
711-713 AD.
AE Follis. Syracuse.

O: illegible legend, emperor standing facing, helmeted wearing military dress (resembling loros), holding cross on globe in l. hand and long eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand

R: Large M, star to left, PFK above, star to right; mintmark SCL.

SB 1460A, MIB 24, SB 1460A

VF+, Very Rare

Found in lot of Byzantine culls bought on ebay in 2009!
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36. Basil I Fouree Solidus13 viewsByzantine Empire
Basil I, the Macedonian.
867 - 886 AD.
Plated Solidus. 19.86mm, 2.00g.

O: Christ seated facing.

R: Busts of Basil and Constantine facing.

S.1704. Fine.

Ex Ancient Treasures
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401. Diocletian30 viewsThe Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

AE Follis. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with chlamys, patera from which liquor flows & cornucopiae
ecoli
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52-02 - Constantino X (25/12/1059 - 21/05/1067 D.C.)24 viewsAE Follis 26 x 30 mm 4.3 gr.

Anv: "EMMA - NOVHΛ", "IC - XC" (en campos izq. y derecho) - Cristo de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con ambas manos.
Rev: " ΕVΔO AVΓ - +RΘKWN TΔK " Emperador barbado a derecha y Emperatriz Eudocia a izquierda, de pié de frente vistiendo corona, Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores) y Pendilia (Tiras de perlas que colgaban a ambos lados de la corona). Entre ellos Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial, con Crismón (Simbolo Chi-Ro) en su bandera), Cruz en el mastil y apoyado sobre una tarima con tres escalones.

Acuñada 1059 - 1067 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1853 Pag. 363 - Bellinger D.O. Vol. III #8 - B.M.C.#18-31 - Ratto M.B.#2021/3 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-29
mdelvalle
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58-10 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)66 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 32 x 29 mm 5.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "MΡ - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - La Virgen sentada en un trono de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando a izquierda.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOTHC " Emperador de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Chlamys (Manto largo o capa/mandyas, usado como traje de ceremonia imperial). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz patriarcal en izquierda.

Acuñada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1964 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.15.5-10 - B.M.C.#56/7 - Ratto M.B.#2138-41 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #5-16
mdelvalle
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58-12 - Manuel I (08/04/1143 - 24/09/1180 D.C.)73 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 30 mm 5.4 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "IC - XC" (Jesús Cristo) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con mano izquierda." * " en campo izquierdo.
Rev: " MANγHΛ - ΔεCΠOT " Emperador de pié de frente a izquierda vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda. A su derecha La Virgen de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), con su mano derecha corona al Emperador.

Acuñada 1143 - 1180 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1966 Pag. 396 - Hendy CMBE pl.16.1-15, pl.17.1-4 - B.M.C.#40-51 - Ratto M.B.#2127/34 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #17-42
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59-05 - Andronico I (09/1183 - 12/09/1185 D.C.)28 viewsAE Tetarteron 18 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "MH - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Busto de la Virgen vista de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando al frente.
Rev: " ANΔPONIKOC" Algo larga figura del Emperador de frente, vistiendo corona, Scaramagion y Sagion (Sago - capa corta romana de uso militar). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda.

Acuñada 1183 - 1185 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica

Referencias: Sear BCTV #1987 Pag. 401 - Hendy CMBE pl.19.2 - B.M.C.#13-16 - Ratto M.B.#2171 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-5
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6 oboloi weight10 viewsunusual 2 gamma(3) 2 times 3 = 6
1 obulos equals approx. to 0.6 g (7th ct. AD) .
6 oboloi = 0.6 x 6= 3,6 g
a bit over weight at 11/10/3mm;3.93g
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603. Marcian26 viewsMarcian was born in Thrace or Illyria. He spent his early life as an obscure soldier. He subsequently served for nineteen years under Ardaburius and Aspar, and took part in the wars against the Persians and Vandals. In 431, Marcian was taken prisoner by the Vandals in the fighting near Hippo Regius; brought before the Vandal king Geiseric, he was released on his oath never to take up arms against the Vandals.

Through the influence of these generals he became a captain of the guards, and was later raised to the rank of tribune and senator. On the death of Theodosius II he was chosen as consort by the latter's sister and successor, Pulcheria, and called upon to govern an empire greatly humbled and impoverished by the ravages of the Huns.

Upon becoming Emperor, Marcian repudiated the embarrassing payments of tribute to Attila the Hun, which the latter had been accustomed to receiving from Theodosius in order to refrain from attacks on the eastern empire. Aware that he could never capture the eastern capital of Constantinople, Attila turned to the west and waged his famous campaigns in Gaul 451 and Italy (452) while leaving Marcian's dominions alone.

He reformed the finances, checked extravagance, and repopulated the devastated districts. He repelled attacks upon Syria and Egypt (452), and quelled disturbances on the Armenian frontier (456). The other notable event of his reign is the Council of Chalcedon (451), in which Marcian endeavoured to mediate between the rival schools of theology.

Marcian generally ignored the affairs of the western Roman Empire, leaving that tottering half of the empire to its fate. He did nothing to aid the west during Attila's campaigns, and, living up to his promise, ignored the depredations of Geiseric even when the Vandals sacked Rome in 455. It has recently been argued, however, that Marcian was more actively involved in aiding the western Empire than historians had previously believed and that Marcian's fingerprints can be discerned in the events leading up to, and including, Attila's death. (See Michael A. Babcock, "The Night Attila Died: Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun," Berkley Books, 2005.)

Shortly before Attila's death in 453, conflict had begun again between him and Marcian. However, the powerful Hun king died before all-out war broke out. In a dream, Marcian claimed he saw Attila's bow broken before him, and a few days later, he got word that his great enemy was dead.

Marcian died in 457 of disease, possibly gangrene contracted during a long religious journey.

Despite his short reign and his writing off of the west Marcian is considered one of the best of the early "Byzantine" emperors. The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes him and his wife Pulcheria as saints, with their feast day on February 17.

Marcian AE4.9mm (1.30 grams) D N MARCIANVS P F AV, diademed & draped bust right / Monogram of Marcian inside wreath, * above
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604. Leo I387 viewsImperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Leo Augustus or Leo I of the Byzantine Empire (401–474), reigned from 457 to 474, also known as Leo the Thracian, was the last of a series of emperors placed on the throne by Aspar, the Alan serving as commander-in-chief of the army. His coronation as emperor on February 7, 457, was the first known to involve the Patriarch of Constantinople. Leo I made an alliance with the Isaurians and was thus able to eliminate Aspar. The price of the alliance was the marriage of Leo's daughter to Tarasicodissa, leader of the Isaurians who, as Zeno, became emperor in 474.

During Leo's reign, the Balkans were ravaged time and again by the West Goths and the Huns. However, these attackers were unable to take Constantinople thanks to the walls which had been rebuilt and reinforced in the reign of Theodosius II and against which they possessed no suitable siege engines.

Leo's reign was also noteworthy for his influence in the Western Roman Empire, marked by his appointment of Anthemius as Western Roman Emperor in 467. He attempted to build on this political achievement with an expedition against the Vandals in 468, which was defeated due to the treachery and incompetence of Leo's brother-in-law Basiliscus. This disaster drained the Empire of men and money.

Leo's greatest influence in the West was largely inadvertent and at second-hand: the great Goth king Theodoric the Great was raised at the Leo's court in Constantinople, where he was steeped in Roman government and military tactics, which served him well when he returned after Leo's death to become the Goth ruler of a mixed but largely Romanized people.

Leo also published a New Constitutions or compilation of Law Code[1], Constitution LV concerned Judaism: "JEWS SHALL LIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RITES OF CHRISTIANITY. Those who formerly were invested with Imperial authority promulgated various laws with reference to the Hebrew people, who, once nourished by Divine protection, became renowned, but are now remarkable for the calamities inflicted upon them because of their contumacy towards Christ and God; and these laws, while regulating their mode of life, compelled them to read the Holy Scriptures, and ordered them not to depart from the ceremonies of their worship. They also provided that their children should adhere to their religion, being obliged to do so as well by the ties of blood, as on account of the institution of circumcision. These are the laws which I have already stated were formerly enforced throughout the Empire. But the Most Holy Sovereign from whom We are descended, more concerned than his predecessors for the salvation of the Jews, instead of allowing them (as they did) to obey only their ancient laws, attempted, by the interpretation of prophesies and the conclusions which he drew from them, to convert them to the Christian religion, by means of the vivifying water of baptism. He fully succeeded in his attempts to transform them into new men, according to the doctrine of Christ, and induced them to denounce their ancient doctrines and abandon their religious ceremonies, such as circumcision, the observance of the Sabbath, and all their other rites. But although he, to a certain extent, overcame the obstinacy of the Jews, he was unable to force them to abolish the laws which permitted them to live in accordance with their ancient customs. Therefore We, desiring to accomplish what Our Father failed to effect, do hereby annul all the old laws enacted with reference to the Hebrews, and We order that they shall not dare to live in any other manner than in accordance with the rules established by the pure and salutary Christian Faith. And if anyone of them should be proved to, have neglected to observe the ceremonies of the Christian religion, and to have returned to his former practices, he shall pay the penalty prescribed by the law for apostates."

Leo died of dysentery at the age of 73 on January 18, 474.

Bronze AE4, RIC 671, S 4340 var, VG, 1.17g, 10.3mm, 180o, Alexandria mint, obverse D N LEO P F AVG (or similar), pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Lion standing left, head right, cross above, ALEA in ex; very rare (R3); ex Forum
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604a. Leo I and Verina327 viewsAelia Verina (died 484) was the wife of Byzantine emperor Leo I, and the mother-in-law of Zeno, who was married to her daughter Ariadne.

Her origins are unknown. She originally supported Zeno while the young emperor Leo II was still alive, but after Leo II's death in 474 she turned against her son-in-law. She conspired against him with her lover Patricius, her brother Basiliscus, the Isaurian general Illus, and general Theodoric Strabo, forcing Zeno to flee Constantinople in 475. Basiliscus then briefly became the rival emperor, until 476 when Verina reconciled with Zeno.

Verina then conspired against Illus, who discovered the plot, and with Zeno's consent had her imprisoned. This led to another conspiracy led by Verina's son Marcian (a grandson of the emperor Marcian), but Marcian was defeated and exiled.

In 483 Zeno asked Illus to release Verina, but by now Illus was opposed to Zeno's Monophysite sympathies. Illus allied with Verina and declared a general named Leontius emperor, but Zeno defeated them as well. Illus and Verina fled to Isauria, where Verina died in 484.

Bronze AE4, RIC 713-718, obverse D N LE-O (or similar), Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Empress Verina standing facing holding cross on globe and transverse scepter, b - E across fields, From uncleaned pile

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61-05 - Isaac II Angelus (12/09/1185 - 08/04/1195 D.C.)49 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 30 x 27 mm 4.1 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "MΡ - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - La Virgen sentada en un trono de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando al frente.
Rev: " I / CAA / KI / OC (a izquierda) ΔEC / ΠO /TH / C (a derecha)" Emperador de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco), Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores) y sagion (Sago - capa corta romana de uso militar). Portando Cetro con crucifijo y Akakia(Rollo de pergamino o tejido fuerte, relleno de tierra, que llevaban los emperadores bizantinos como símbolo de su mortalidad. En realidad es una cristianización de la mappa consular romana). Él es coronado por la Mano de Dios arriba a la derecha. " * " en campo izquierdo.

Acuñada 1185 - 1195 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2003 Pag. 405 - Hendy CMBE pl.20.9-13, pl.21.1-7 - B.M.C.#19-31 - Ratto M.B.#2180, 2184-91 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-40
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61-06 - Isaac II Angelus (12/09/1185 - 08/04/1195 D.C.)77 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 27 x 29 mm 2.8 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "MΡ - ΘV" (Madre de Dios) en campos izquierdo y derecho - La Virgen sentada en un trono de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), sosteniendo delante de Ella la cabeza nimbada de un Cristo niño mirando al frente. " * " en campo izquierdo.
Rev: " I / CAA / KI / OC (a izquierda) ΔEC / ΠO /TH / C (a derecha)" Emperador de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco), Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores) y sagion (Sago - capa corta romana de uso militar). Portando Cetro con crucifijo y Akakia(Rollo de pergamino o tejido fuerte, relleno de tierra, que llevaban los emperadores bizantinos como símbolo de su mortalidad. En realidad es una cristianización de la mappa consular romana). Él es coronado por la Mano de Dios arriba a la derecha.

Acuñada 1185 - 1195 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2003 Pag. 405 - Hendy CMBE pl.20.9-13, pl.21.1-7 - B.M.C.#19-31 - Ratto M.B.#2180, 2184-91 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-40
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62-05 - Alexio III Angelus Commenus (08/04/1195 - 17/07/1203 D.C.)84 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 25 x 27 mm 2.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: "IC - XC" (Jesús Cristo) en campos izquierdo y derecho - Busto de Cristo sin barba, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), levantando su mano derecha en señal de bendición y sosteniendo un rollo de pergamino con mano izquierda." + Kε ROHΘεI " leyenda rodeando el busto.
Rev: " AΛEΣIω ΔεCΠ O KωNcTANTI " Emperador a derecha y San Constantino, barbado y nimbado a izquierda, ambos de pié de frente vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando entre ellos Orbe con cruz y labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), el Emperador en mano derecha y el santo en la izquierda.

Acuñada 1195 - 1203 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2012 Pag. 407 - Hendy CMBE pl.22.8-12, pl.23.1-7 - B.M.C.#16-18 - Ratto M.B.#2005/13 - Morrisson C.M.b.B.N. #1-16
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65-05 - Gobernantes latinos de Constantinopla (1204 - 1261 D.C.)80 viewsAE/Vellón Aspron Trachy 26 x 21 mm 1.6 gr.
Moneda "Escifulada" cóncava.

Anv: Cristo sentado en trono con respaldo de frente, vistiendo nimbus cruciger (Halo redondo con cruz que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Collobium (Túnica especial sin mangas), sosteniendo el Libro de los Evangelios con mano izquierda.
Rev: Emperador de pié de frente a izquierda vistiendo corona, divitision (Larga túnica de seda usada por los Emperadores y Obispos, de color púrpura o blanco) y Loros (Ropa elaboradamente adornada que constituye el vestido consular de los Emperadores). Portando Labarum (Lábaro, Enseña militar usado como estandarte imperial), en mano derecha y Orbe con cruz en izquierda. A su derecha La Virgen de pié de frente, vistiendo nimbus (Halo redondo que rodea su busto), Pallium (Tipo de capa o manto) y Maphorium (Largo velo que cubre su cabeza y hombros), con su mano derecha corona al Emperador.

Acuñada 1204 - 1261 D.C.
Ceca: Constantinopla

Referencias: Sear BCTV #2016 Pag. 412 - Bellinger D.O. Vol.IV pl.XLIX, 6 - Hendy CMBE pl.26, 2(F)
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704a, Caligula, 16 March 37 - 24 January 41 A.D.101 viewsCaligula, 37 - 41 AD, Ionia, Smyrna. AE 17mm. Klose, Smyrna 27a. RPC 2473. 2.89 gm. Fine. Menophanes, Aviola, Procos, 37-38 AD. Obverse: AION, laureate head right; Reverse: Nike holding wreath right. Ex Tom Vossen.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

GAIUS (CALIGULA) (A.D. 37-41)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (Caligula) was born on 31 August, A.D. 12, probably at the Julio-Claudian resort of Antium (modern Anzio), the third of six children born to Augustus's adopted grandson, Germanicus, and Augustus's granddaughter, Agrippina. Caligula was the Roman Emperor between A.D. 37-41). Unfortunately, his is the most poorly documented reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The literary sources for these four years are meager, frequently anecdotal, and universally hostile.[[1]] As a result, not only are many of the events of the reign unclear, but Gaius himself appears more as a caricature than a real person, a crazed megalomaniac given to capricious cruelty. Although some headway can be made in disentangling truth from embellishment, the true character of the youthful emperor will forever elude us.

As a baby he accompanied his parents on military campaigns in the north and was shown to the troops wearing a miniature soldier's outfit, including the hob-nailed sandal called caliga, whence the nickname by which posterity remembers him. His childhood was not a happy one, spent amid an atmosphere of paranoia, suspicion, and murder. Instability within the Julio-Claudian house, generated by uncertainty over the succession, led to a series of personal tragedies.

When Tiberius died on 16 March A.D. 37, Gaius was in a perfect position to assume power, despite the obstacle of Tiberius's will, which named him and his cousin Tiberius Gemellus joint heirs. (Gemellus's life was shortened considerably by this bequest, since Gaius ordered him killed within a matter of months.) Backed by the Praetorian Prefect Q. Sutorius Macro, Gaius asserted his dominance. He had Tiberius's will declared null and void on grounds of insanity, accepted the powers of the Principate as conferred by the Senate, and entered Rome on 28 March amid scenes of wild rejoicing. His first acts were generous in spirit: he paid Tiberius's bequests and gave a cash bonus to the Praetorian Guard, the first recorded donativum to troops in imperial history.

The ancient sources are practically unanimous as to the cause of Gaius's downfall: he was insane. The writers differ as to how this condition came about, but all agree that after his good start Gaius began to behave in an openly autocratic manner, even a crazed one. The sources describe his incestuous relations with his sisters, laughable military campaigns in the north, the building of a pontoon bridge across the Bay at Baiae, and the plan to make his horse a consul. Their unanimous hostility renders their testimony suspect, especially since Gaius's reported behavior fits remarkably well with that of the ancient tyrant, a literary type enshrined in Greco-Roman tradition centuries before his reign. Further, the only eye-witness account of Gaius's behavior, Philo's Embassy to Gaius, offers little evidence of outright insanity, despite the antagonism of the author, whom Gaius treated with the utmost disrespect.

The conspiracy that ended Gaius's life was hatched among the officers of the Praetorian Guard, apparently for purely personal reasons. It appears also to have had the support of some senators and an imperial freedman. As with conspiracies in general, there are suspicions that the plot was more broad-based than the sources intimate, and it may even have enjoyed the support of the next emperor Claudius, but these propositions are not provable on available evidence. On 24 January A.D. 41 the praetorian tribune Cassius Chaerea and other guardsmen caught Gaius alone in a secluded palace corridor and cut him down. He was 28 years old and had ruled three years and ten months.

Whatever damage Tiberius's later years had done to the carefully crafted political edifice created by Augustus, Gaius multiplied it a hundredfold. When he came to power in A.D. 37 Gaius had no administrative experience beyond his honorary quaestorship, and had spent an unhappy early life far from the public eye. He appears, once in power, to have realized the boundless scope of his authority and acted accordingly. For the elite, this situation proved intolerable and ensured the blackening of Caligula's name in the historical record they would dictate. The sensational and hostile nature of that record, however, should in no way trivialize Gaius's importance. His reign highlighted an inherent weakness in the Augustan Principate, now openly revealed for what it was -- a raw monarchy in which only the self-discipline of the incumbent acted as a restraint on his behavior. That the only means of retiring the wayward princes was murder marked another important revelation: Roman emperors could not relinquish their powers without simultaneously relinquishing their lives.

Copyright © 1997, Garrett G. Fagan.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Ancient Smyrna

The 5,000 year-old city of Izmir is one of the oldest cities of the Mediterranean basin. The original city was established in the third millennium BC (at present day Bayraklı), at which time it shared with Troy the most advanced culture in Anatolia.


Greek settlement is attested by the presence of pottery dating from about 1000 BC. In the first millennium BC Izmir, then known as Smyrna, ranked as one of the most important cities of the Ionian Federation. During this period, it is believed that the epic poet Homer resided here.

Lydian conquest of the city around 600 BC brought this golden age to an end. Smyrna was little more than a village throughout the Lydian and subsequent sixth century BC Persian rule. In the fourth century BC a new city was built on the slopes of Mt. Pagos (Kadifekale) during the reign of Alexander the Great. Smyrna's Roman period, beginning in the first century BC, was its second great era.

In the first century AD, Smyrna became one of the earliest centers of Christianity and it was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. Both Revelation and the Martyrdom of Polycarp indicate the existence of a Jewish community in Smyrna as early as the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The letter to the church at Smyrna in Revelation indicates that the Christians were spiritually "rich" and apparently in conflict with the Jews (2:9).

The origins of the Christian community there, which was established in the 1st century, are unknown. Ignatius of Antioch stopped at Smyrna on his way to martyrdom in Rome in 107 AD, and he sent a letter back to the Christians there from later in his journey. Smyrna's bishop, Polycarp, was burned at the stake in Smyrna's stadium around 156 AD.

Byzantine rule came in the fourth century and lasted until the Seljuk conquest in 11th century. In 1415, under Sultan Mehmed Çelebi, Smyrna became part of the Ottoman Empire.

The city earned its fame as one of the most important port cities of the world during the 17th to 19th centuries. The majority of its population were Greek but merchants of various origins (especially Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Armenian, Sephardi and Jewish) transformed the city into a cosmopolitan portal of trade. During this period, the city was famous for its own brand of music (Smyrneika) as well as its wide range of products it exported to Europe (Smyrna/Sultana raisins, dried figs, carpets, etc.).

Today, Izmir is Turkey's third largest city and is nicknamed "the pearl of Aegean." It is widely regarded as the most Westernized city of Turkey in terms of values, ideology, gender roles, and lifestyle.
© 2005-08 Sacred Destinations. All rights reserved.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/izmir-history.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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706 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Galley left59 viewsReference
RIC 706; Strack 837; C. 657; Banti 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. FELICITATI AVG COS III P P S-C in field
Galley moving left with stearman and five rowers; vexillum on prow.

23.61 gr
31 mm
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Stack's Bowers Galleries January 2013 N.Y.I.N.C. lot 5210

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An acrostolium is an ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea. (numiswiki)
1st-4th Century AD:
The Ship in Imperial Rome

Realizing its importance, Augustus established the Roman navy along lines similar to that of the legions. In addition to a number of key harbors, from which ships could be deployed, he stationed several fleets (Latin classes) in key areas throughout the empire. Among these, the classis Britannica patrolled the channel between Gaul and Britannia, protecting the shipping lanes. Its strategic regional importance is commemorated in the coinage of several of the period usurpers from the area. M. Aurelius Postumus was the first to do so (lots 676-679). His bronze ship issues carry the legend LAETITIA AVG, emphasizing the source of imperial well-being resides in a strong navy. The usurper M. Aurelius Carausius, commander of the classis Britannica under Diocletian, struck coins commemorating, in part, his control of that fleet and its abilities in keeping the sea lanes open (lot 680). His short-lived successor, Allectus, continued the type (lots 681-684).

One important function of the navy was the transportation of the imperial family on state visits. From the time of Augustus, vessels were dispatched to carry the emperor between the capital and the provinces. One such instance is commemorated in a rare bronze as, struck at Patrae in AD 66/7 (lot 609). The reverse depicts the quinquereme used to carry Nero on his infamous tour of Greece. Hadrian’s extensive travels were recorded with a wide variety of ship types struck at Rome (lots 610-622), and in the East (lot 623). An inscription from Ephesus (Syll. III 3241), records that a local captain, L. Erastus, used his ship to transport the emperor while he was in that area. A coin struck at Alexandria (lot 624) is of particular importance for, in the same year as the coin was struck Antinoüs drowned as the imperial party was sailing up the Nile. Hadrian’s successors continued to travel, now to shore up border conflicts or prepare for one of the periodic wars with Persia (lots 625-627; 631-675). By the middle of the third century AD local issues, rather than those minted at the imperial capital, recorded these events, a sign that the center of power was drifting away from Rome itself.

Warships were not the exclusive vessel of the Roman navy. Providing the empire with an uninterrupted supply of grain, as well as other necessary supplies, necessitated the construction of ship for such a purpose. Unlike the warship, which required speed and strength for ramming, the merchantman (Greek nau~ stroggulh; Latin navis oneraria) was of broader beam. Many of these vessels, like the ponto or more common actuaria resembled the shape of a trireme and could be powered by both oars and sails. Since ships of this type were used to transport vital commodities such as wine and grain, they, like the large ponto, are often those shown on coins from the Black Sea (lots 655 and 664-666). The great Roman merchantman, or corbita, often seen in part on imperial issues commemorating the annona, is more familiar (lots 607-608). Powered by two large sails, it featured a rear cabin in the shape of a swan and was the true workhorse of Roman merchant vessels; its type continued well into the Byzantine period.
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976-1025 A.D. - follis (Anonymous class A2)22 viewsThis coin has Christ on the obverse and the reverse contains the inscription +IhSUS, XRISTUS, bASILEU, bASILE. This would mean Jesus Christ, King of Kings. Thanks for all the I.D. help I received.cwonsidler
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Monogram in wreath

diam.: 9 mm

If anyone knows what it is (a Byzantine ?) her/his comment will be warmly greeted.
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AE provincial, Saitta, Lydia (Sidas Kaleh, Turkey), Senate/River-God (mid-2nd to early 3d century AD) 5 viewsIЄΡA - [CYNKΛHTOC], bare-headed youthful draped bust of Senate right / CAIT[THNΩN] + [ЄPMOC] in exergue, River-God Hermos reclining left, holding reed and cornucopiae, resting arm on urn (hydria) from which waters flow.

Ӕ (base metal yellow, orichalcum?), 22 mm, 5.68 g, die axis 6.5h (coin alignment)

It is difficult to read the name of the river. I think that ЄPMOC is more likely, but VΛΛΟС is also possible, representing the other important local river, Hyllos.

Possible catalog references are BMC Lydia 25 (or 26-27?), SNG Copenhagen 398, SNG München 439.
For the Hyllos reverse, Leypold 1153.

To emphasize the autonomy of certain Hellenistic polises, even under the Roman rule they sometimes used allegorical figures of Senate or Demos on obverses of their coins instead of imperial portraits. Saitta was issuing similar-looking coins with busts of emperors and their family as well, but in this issue the town Senate is honoured as the ruler. IЄΡA CYNKΛHTOC = Holy Senate. CAITTHNΩN = Saitta, ЄPMOC = Hermos, the name of the river and its god.

River-Gods or Potamoi (Ποταμοί) were the gods of the rivers and streams of the earth, all sons of the great earth-encirling river Okeanos (Oceanus) and his wife Tethys. Their sisters were the Okeanides (Oceanids), goddesses of small streams, clouds and rain, and their daughters were the Naiades, nymphs of springs and fountains. A River-God was depicted in one of three forms: as a man-headed bull; a bull-horned man with the tail of a serpentine-fish in place of legs; or as a reclining man with an arm resting upon a pitcher pouring water, which we see in this case. The addition of cornucopia symbolizes the blessings that a particular river bestows on those who live near it.

Saitta or Saittae (Σαίτται, Ptolemy 5.2.21: Σέτται, Σάετται) was a polis in eastern Lydia (aka Maeonia), in the rivers' triangle between the upper Hyllus (modern Demirci Çayı, c. 12 km to the west) and the Hermus or Hermos (modern Gediz Nehri, c. 20 km to the south). In Roman imperial times it belonged to the "conventus" of Sardis in the Roman province of Asia (conventus was a territorial unit of a Roman province, mostly for judicial purposes).

Now its ruins are known now as Sidas Kaleh or Sidaskale in Turkey, near the village of İçikler (İcikler Mahallesi, 45900 Demirci/Manisa). They were never excavated, so are little known or cared for. Ruins of a stadium and a theatre survive, together with remains of some temples and tombs.

Not much is known about it. It was a regional centre for the production of textiles. In 124 AD the town was probably visited by emperor Hadrianus. During the Roman period the cult of the moon god Mēn Axiottenus was very popular in the city. Because of its reference to "angels" (both literally as the Greek word and by their function as god's messengers) it was possibly close to the more general Asia Minor cult of Theos Hypsistos, Θεος ὕψιστος, "the highest god" (200 BC – 400 AD), which in turn was perhaps related to the gentile following of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Known Roman provincial coins issued by this city feature portraits of emperors from Hadrian to Gallienus, thus covering the period from 117 to 268 AD, with the peak around the Severan dynasty. The semi-autonomous issues are usually dated from mid-2nd to mid-3d century AD.

Later Saittae was the seat of a Byzantine bishopric. Bishop Limenius signed the Chalcedon Creed, while Bishop Amachius spoke at the Council of Chalcedon. Although an Islamic area now, Saittae remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.
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AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#35250 viewsAE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted pattern both side, dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette (?) etc..#35
type: Byzantine AE weight, There is a coin weight to 1 Nomisma = 4 Scripula.
The lettering N with rosette = No is clearly Greek, cross with 4 points stylized 4 scripula.
size: 13x13x3mm,
weight: 3,95g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
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ALEXIUS AE Half Tetarteron S-1934 DOC 44181 viewsFacing bust of the virgin NOT orans. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chalmys and holding labarum. 16mm S-1934 Thessalonica aFine

Coin has been regularly seen on the market for the past two years, it is still rare but no longer extemely rare as in the Sear catalog.The key to this coin is the Virgin is not orans.
Simon
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ALEXIUS AE Tetarteron S-1931209 viewsJewelled Cross, with globus at each extremity, X in center and two steps beneath. Rev. Bust Facing wearing crown loros and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr. 16/22mm DOC 40 Fine +
Simon
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ALEXIUS I BILLION Trachy S-1936v DOC 31b351 viewsObv: + KE RO AAEZIW - Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels in left hand, 'IC' in left field, 'XC' in right field Rev. Alexius standing facing, wearing corwn and loros, and holding labarum and globus cruciger 3.46g 23.8mm

Very Rare coin minted in Philippopolis , smaller in size and a much higher grade of billion. Coin is noted in DOC but not in their collection.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron264 viewsBust of Christ facing nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; in l. book of gospels. IC to XC Rev. Bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. gl. cr. Note NO dots in cross Constantinople mint DOC33

several fully silvered coins of this type have been found recently
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S-1929 DOC38182 views
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallim and colobium and raising right hand in benediction in l. book of gospels. IC to XC Pellet in each hand of cross Rev. Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chalmys and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr. Fine + DOC38
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S-1929 DOC38191 viewsBust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallim and colobium and raising right hand in benediction in l. book of gospels. IC to XC Pellet in each hand of cross. Rev. Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chalmys and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr. Very fine overstuck on a K class follis. Thessalonica DOC38.9 Very thin flan.

Wroth in BMC mentions most Alexius tetartera in the collection as being overstruck on top of earlier issues, this is one of the few that I have seen that was overstruck, I beleive these coins were made when a shortage of the new denomination occured.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S-1931 DOC 40240 views20mm Jeweled Cross, with globus at each extremity with X at centre and two steps beneath. Rev Bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and globus cruciform. Thessalonica mint 4th coinage DOC 40a.10 Very Fine

Really a breathtaking speciman the obv must be near EF.
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE tetarteron S-1932 DOC 45224 viewsPatriarchal cross on two steps. Rev Bust facing wearing crown and loros and holding jewelled sceptre and gl.cr Thessalonica mint 16mm Fine + DOC45

***This issue ranges from 13mm to 18mm, Hendy believes it to be a half tetarteron, I agree. This coin is common and NOT rare as being sold as on ebay *******
Simon
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron SR- Unlisted DOC 41315 viewsMonogram of Alexius. Rev Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jewelled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jewlled sceptre and in l. gl. cr. 15/17mm

VERY RARE!- Only one known in a major collection located in Istanbul Turkey. DOC mentions and includes the type in the catalog but does not have one in inventory. A key piece for this collection.
1 commentsSimon
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Alexius I CLBC 2.5.330 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081 – 1118 CE) Pb Tetarteron (?), weight 4.57g, diameter 16mm.

This type is something of a mystery. The two other lead varieties produced under Alexius I exhibit ‘family’ iconography and are credibly linked to a special event, the coronation of John II as co-emperor in 1092. But here the standard busts of Christ and of Alexius I hardly mark the issue out as ‘ceremonial’.

And the question arises: what was their actual function? DOC IV designates them ‘lead tetartera’ from an uncertain mint (Thessalonica or Constantinople); Grierson suggests half-tetartera originating in Constantinople. But there is no Byzantine tradition of pure lead coinage, so CLBC argues for the alternative, that they were sphragidia, i.e. tokens exchangeable on a once-only basis, marking participation in some celebratory event or perhaps entitling the bearer to a food distribution. Since lead coins in circulation quickly become featureless lumps, this sphragidion explanation seems not implausible.

Ex FORVM.
Abu Galyon
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Alexius II of Trebizond, SBCV 261937 viewsAlexius on horse walking right, B right, M above horse to right, quatrefoil ornament below horse
A in circle, EVΓ - N
St. Eugenius on horse walking right, B right, quatrefoil ornament below horse
Empire of Trebizond
AR asper, 22mm, 2.05g
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Alexius III33 viewsAlexius III 1195-1203 AD. Billon Trachy Alexius III Billon Aspron Trachy 1195-1203 AD. Obv: . IC-XC, + KE HQEI Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cross, holding scroll & raising hand in benediction / Rev: [ALEZIW ECP TW KWCTANTI] Alexius & St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara, globe cross between. Constantinople mint. Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb2013 2.71 g. Ex-AAH
ecoli
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Alexius III Billion Tetarteron S-2014 DOC 4219 viewsBust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion, turned to r. Manus Dei in upper right field. REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type;holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and in l. gl. cr. ( 1195-1197 A.D.) Constantinople mint. 18/20mm Very Fine/aVery Fine

Interesting coin because it was the last of the billion tetartera , the billion series was retired due to inflation. Hendy has dated this coin early in his reign partially because of the legend of the DOC example. However, this coin contridicts that, here the legend is not abreviated but has the complete family name as does the example in coin archives. I still believe that these coins were minted early on in the Alexius IIIrd sole reign.This example is the nicest of the other examples I have seen on the web and in DOC
3 commentsSimon
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ANA Summer Seminar 2013 Banquet Token34 viewsAmerican Numismatic Association
2013
Badger Mint
Three rings surrounding
AMERICAN∙NUMISMATIC∙ASSOCIATION∙SUMMER∙SEMINAR
Three rings surrounding, DE PROFUNDIS ANNO MMXIII
Lamp of the ANA on a stand

Based on a Byzantine Miliaresion of Leo VI, 9th Century AD.
WindchildPunico
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Anastasius51 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: Star on shoulder, DV ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Delta officina, CON in ex., VF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius16 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Epsilon officina, CON in ex., aVF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius15 viewsAE Follis, Anastasius, ca. AD 500, Obv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Rev: M with stars on each side, cross above, Gamma officina, CON in ex., aVF. SB 19 var.Molinari
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Anastasius (SB 13)101 viewsAnastasius (c. 430-518), Byzantine Emperor (491-518). Æ (8 mm, 0.60 g), Constantinople. Obverse: bust right, no legend. Reverse: monogram of Anastasius. DOC I 15; MIB I 40; SB 13.jbc
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Anastasius - Constantinople28 viewsAnastasius, Byzantine emperor (491-518), Au tremissis (16 mm, 1.47 g), Constantinople mint. Obverse: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, draped and cuirassed bust with pearl diadem. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, CONOB, Victory with wreath and globus cruciger, star in right field. Ref. S 8.

Ex MPO Auction 38, lot 410, 2013
Jan (jbc)
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Anastasius Æ Nummus29 viewsAnastasius Æ Nummus. Constantinople mint. Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb0013
Diademed bust right / Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle. DOC I 15. 0.68gram Coin #452
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Anastasius follis62 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, 3rd officina, Constantinople, 33mm, 18.1g, beautiful reddish sand patina.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis59 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, Constantinople, 1st officina, 34mm, 16.9g.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis47 viewsByzantine coinagetibsi67
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Anastasius follis_248 viewsLarge module follis, 512-517, Constantinople, 3rd officina, 36mm, 18,1g.vercingetorix
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Anastasius follis_356 viewsSmall module follis, 498-507, Constantinople, 26mm, 7.9g., green and sand patinavercingetorix
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Anastasius I12 views AE36 Follis

491-518 CE

Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG
Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Gamma below.

Mintmark: CON
Pericles J2
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Anastasius I, sb002316 viewsAnastasius I Half Follis, 491-518 A.D. AE, 26mm 7.02g, Sear Byzantine Coins and their Values # sb0023
O: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, Bust right
R: K between long cross and E.

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Anastasius I. AE Follis. 491-518 AD, Constantinople19 viewsByzantine Empire, Anastasius I AE Follis, (491-518 AD), Constantinople, 16g, 34.10mm

Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG. Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, A below. Mintmark CON.

Reference: SB 19
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Anastasius.Byzantine Emperor 491-518 AD. AE13mm9 viewsAnastasius.Byzantine Emperor 491-518 AD.

Obv. Bust right.
Rev. monogram of Anastasius.
Lee S
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Ancient Byzantine Empire: gold tremissis of Justinian I, ca. 527-565 AD20 viewslordmarcovan
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Ancient Ring17 viewsBrass ring
Engraved "haloed" cross
Byzantine?/early Christian
4.84g, 19mm in diameter
Will J
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Andronicus AE Trachy S-1985 DOC 30 var B247 viewsFull length figure of Virgin nimbate. Wearing tunic ans maphorion standing on gias holding nimbate Christ at breast.

REV Full lenghth figure of emperor on l. being crowned by Christ bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma , divitision collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type holds in r. hand labarum headed sceptre and in l. Gl Cr. Christ wears tunic and kolobion holds gospels in l. hand. Var B Three jewels between colar piece and waist. 30mm
Simon
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ANDRONICUS I AE 1/2 Tetarteron S-1989 DOC 8180 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Uncertain Greek Mint. 18mm Very Fine .

Excellent example because of the large flan, I consider this coin to be extremly rare. DOC 8
Simon
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ANDRONICUS I AE 1/2 Tetarteron S-1989 DOC 8165 viewsFacing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on her breast nimbate head of the infant Christ; to l MP to R. OV Rev. Half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown , scaramangion and saigon and holding labarum and gl. cr. Uncertain Greek Mint 15mm

Not as nice as my other example but an extremely rare coin, this is only the second one ( mine being the other.) I have seen besides the one pictured in DOC.
Simon
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Anonymous AE Follis12 viewsAttributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)

Obverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyB / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings."
Mint: Constantinople

SB 1813 Class A2. AE 32, 14.12g
Belisarius
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Anonymous AE Follis Class A216 viewsByzantine Empire, Anonymous AE Follis Class A2, Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1028 AD)


Attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII (976-1028 AD)

Obverse: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels. EMMA NOVHL

Reverse: IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE on four lines, ornament below.

Reference: SB 1813

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
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ANONYMOUS Follis of Christ, time of Basil II / Constantine VIII, Byzantine Empire43 viewsANONYMOUS. Issues attributed to the period of
Constantine VIII, circa 1020-1030 AD. Æ Follis

OBV -Facing bust of nimbate Christ,
pellets in the arms of nimbus, wearing pallium and
colobium, holding the Gospels in both hands.

REV - + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE
-A- below.

32mm, 9,85g.
Flamur H
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Anonymous Follis, c1025AD22 viewsThe obverse is a bust of Christ, haloed, the reverse is 4 lines of letters, approximating (cross)ihsys/xristys/basiley/basile or Jesus/Christ/King/Of Kings. Thanks for the attribution help irish.

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Anonymous, Constantinople2 viewsAnonymous, Constantinople Byzantine 969-976 A.D

AE 30 mm Follis

Obverse: + εMMA-NOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger with two pellets in each limb of the cross, pallium and colobium, holding ornamented book of Gospels in both hands; IC and XC in left and right fields

Reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTyS / bASILEy / bASILΕ in four lines.
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Anonymous, Nicephorus III (1078-1081 AD), AE Follis Class I44 viewsByzantine Empire, Anonymous, Nicephorus III (1078-1081 AD), AE Follis Class I

Obverse: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels.

Reverse: Latin cross with X at centre, globe and two dots at the ends of each arm, crescent at top left and right, floral ornaments at lower left and right.

Reference: SB 1889

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
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Anonymous, Romanus IV (1068-1071 AD) AE Follis Class G19 viewsByzantine Empire, Anonymous AE Follis Class G

Attributed to Romanus IV (1068-1071 AD)

Obverse: IC-XC, Bust of Christ holding book of gospels within a border of dots.

Reverse: MP-QV, Bust of Mary with hands raised within a border of dots.

Reference: SB 1867

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics +photo
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Antique oil lamp12 viewsAntique terra-cotta oil lamp with Christian symbol Tanit
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Antiquities & Ancient Art15 viewsSmall byzantine bronze
Reliquary Cross (Enkolpion)
37/21mm
Juancho
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AR Chip like weight, with Khi-Rho, #5892 viewsAR Chip like weight, with Khi-Rho, #58
type: Chip-like AR weight,
size: 8x6,5x2,5mm,
weight: 1,26g,
date: ??? centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine ??? or Rome ???,
Q-057
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AR Drachm of Sinope in Paphlagonia ca. 425-410 BC15 viewsOBVERSE: Head of sea eagle facing left with dolphin below.
REVERSE: Double-Incuse punch with pellets in center

Sinope was originally founded by Greek colonists from Miletus ca 725 BC. Bithynia, Paphlagonia and Pontus bordered the southern shore of the Black Sea. It remained an important port, as indicated by the maritime themes on its coinage, for many centuries. Recently near- perfectly preserved remains of Byzantine-era vessels, probably bound for Sinope, have been found at the bottom of these anoxic waters.

SNG BMC 1367 Black Sea (ref. Wildwinds), wt 5.99 gm (ex-Forvm coins)
daverino
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Arab Pseudo-Byzantine (imitating Constans II, SBCV 1000 and similar)22 viewsArab Pseudo-Byzantine, Bilad al-Sham (Greater Syria), c. 658 - 680 A.D. Bronze follis, Goodwin type E (imitating Constans II, SBCV 1000 and similar), VF, 2.934g, 26.9mm, 315o, obverse emperor standing facing, wearing crown and chlamys, long cross in r., globus cruciger in l.; reverse, large cursive m, blundered letters and symbols around. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Arab-Byzantine27 views Imitation Follis of Constans II

650-680 AD

Obverse: Constans, crowned and wearing chlamys, beardless, standing facing, holding long cross and cross on globe.

Reverse: Large m (lower case), cross above.
Pericles J2
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Arab-Byzantine fals - Emesa (Homs, Syria)70 viewsKAΛON / b-Homs (in Arabic) , bust of a Byzantine emperor holding globe with cross.
EMI CHC around large m ; tayyib (= "good", like καλον in Greek) in exergue.
Ginolerhino
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Arab-Byzantine fals of Damascus (Syria)62 views[D]MSh[Q] (?) , Byzantine emperor standing facing holding long cross and globe with cross
ANO / X-II , large M, cross-shaped monogram above, ΔAM in exergue
Ginolerhino
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Arab-Byzantine Imitationn 7 viewsImitating Constans II? 8th Century A.D.Dk0311USMC
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D. 55 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims”
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110
Weight3.98 Grams
Diameter:21 mm
Die Axis:4 H

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D.34 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims” بحمص
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” طيب in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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ARISTANETOS. ROMAN LEAD SEAL287 viewsAPICT - ANETOV
Draped bust of a slightly balding middle-aged man with sideburns

Cf. Gert Boersema stock no. 5705 (2010)=Münzzentrum 157 (2011), 552 for the same seal type with a clear legend;

18x16x10mm

10.74g; very fine

Note: The style of this portrait of a slightly balding middle-aged man with sideburns suggests a date in the early 4th century. It is the personal seal of a man called Aristanetos, as the Greek genitive legend indicates. In late Roman and early Byzantine times there are numerous personal seals that feature the portrait of the owner. Many of them are not known from other sources. These named portraits of individuals who were powerful and important in their day but are now long forgotten except for a few pieces of lead have a special kind of fascination.

From the Gert Boersema files
2 commentsJay GT4
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Artukids of Mardin, Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan bin Il-Ghazi, AE-Dirhem, 580-597 AH / 1184-1201 AD93 viewsHusam al-Din Yuluq Arslan bin Il-Ghazi "Hüsameddin Yoluk Arslan bin İlgazi" 580-597 AH, AE-Dirhem / AE 31, 13,01 g., 580-597 AH / 1184-1201 AD
Obv.: ﺮﻜﺑ ﺭﺎﻳﺩ ﻚﻠﻣ ﻦﻳﺪﻟ ﻡﺎﺴﺣ "Hüsameddin Melik-i Diyarbekir" , Large Roman-style head left, small Byzantine bust facing.
Rev.: ﻦﻳﺪﻟ ﺡﻼﺻ ﺮﺻﺎﻨﻟﺍ ﻚﻠﻤﻟﺍ ﺏﻮﻳﺍ ﻦﺑ ﻒﺳﻮﻳ ﻦﻴﻨﻣﺆﻤﻟﺍﺮﻴﻣﺍ ﻪﻟﻭﺩﻰﺤﻣ , "El Melik el-Nasır Salaheddin Muhiyyüd' Devle emir'ül müminin Yusuf bin Eyub"
Spengler/Sayles 34 ; UE-1457 .

On December 19, 1189 AD the Artuqid region witnessed an occulation of jupiter as it passed behind the sun. So some think the large Roman-style head left allegorises the Sun and the small Byzantine bust facing allegorises Jupiter.
Maybe these are simple allusions to still well known coin types of Claudius/Nero and Heraclius to ease the money exchange with the Byzantine empire.

my ancient coin database
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ARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN -- Husam Al Din Yulus Arslan26 viewsARTUQUIDS OF MARDIN -- Husam Al Din Yulus Arslan (1184-1201) AE 32 mm. Dirhem. Large diademed Roman-style head l. (Sun?), small crowned byzantine bust facing (Jupiter?) wearing loros (ancient consular toga); kufic legend. Rv. Four lines kufic legend citing Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din Yusuf bin Ayyub (Saladin). 15,31 g, d=33 mm. SS 101, Type 34. Mitchiner, WoI 1035. Hennequin, BN 468, 1098.dpaul7
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Asper60 viewsByzantine silver, Trebizond Empire, John II, 1280-1297 AD, AR Asper

Obverse: St. Eugenius stanidng holding long cross

Reverse: John standing holding labarum and akakia

Diameter approx 23.5 mm,


EMPIRE of TREBIZOND. John II. 1280-1297. AR Asper (2.75 g, 7h). Imitative issue. St. Eugenius, nimbate, standing facing, holding long cross with cross bar on shaft / John standing facing, holding lily-headed sceptre and globus cruciger. Cf. Retowski 16 (same obverse die); cf. SB 2609. Good VF, typical weak strike. ($200)

Retowski's aspers of his group B, section 1 have several anomalous features that set them apart from the normal series. On this one example, the cross held by St. Eugenius has a lower cross bar, not seen on any other example. Most of the Group B, 1 specimens have the saint's name ending in IOV, rather than the IOC or IO seen on standard varieties. On the reverse the emperor's cloak is shown as a single cross-hatched panel lacking the normal decorated chlamys end tied around his waist. In addition, on this unique example the emperor holds a lily-headed sceptre, rather than one with a labarum as on every other type. The lily sceptre does not appear elsewhere in the Trebizond series, but does occasionally show as an attribute in the Bulgarian royal series. See a bronze of Mitso Asen (1256-1263), Radishev p. 93. This coin, and others in group B, 1 are probably imitative issues copying Trebizond types, and may have been struck anywhere along the north shore of the Black Sea, where the Tartar Khanates ruled, occasionally holding the Bulgarian kings as their vassals.

http://www.coinarchives.com/a/lotviewer.php?LotID=107443&AucID=121&Lot=1136
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Avar Bronze Dog41 viewsThe rear half of a broken bronze Avar animal, probably a dog, dating to approximately the 8th Century CE. With chased decoration adorning the heavily stylized body, it is a piece of particularly fine workmanship, and likely intentionally broken in antiquity. The Avars were a nomadic tribe of horse-mounted warriors who occupied the Eurasian steppes and formed an Empire from the 6th-9th Century. They threatened, and at times protected the neighboring Byzantine Empire.

Length: 2 3/4 inches
Salaethus
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Barbarian or East Roman (Byzantine) Buckles115 viewsUPDATE: I have finally definitively identified these buckles. They are Sucidava type buckles associated with the Byzantine military circa AD 550 - 600. They are named after a Byzantine fort site on the Danube river. They are sometimes found in early Avar and Slav contexts but were imported by them from Byzantium or were booty taken from the Byzantine legions. Type 1 is the "cross and crescent type" at the top which shows a Christian context. Type two is the anthropomorphic face type" at the middle and bottom.otlichnik
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Basileios, diakonos, chartoularios and protekdikos. Byzantine lead seal 11th century AD273 viewsBasileios, diakonos, chartoularios and protekdikos. Byzantine lead seal 11th century AD
The Virgin Hodegetria, wearing nimbus, chiton and maphorion, pointing with her right hand to Infant Christ, who she is holding on her left arm. Christ is wearing a nimbus cruciger decorated with pearls, chiton and himation. He is holding a scroll in his left hand, his right hand resting in the fold of his mother’s maphorion below the chin. In left and right fields, MP–ΘV; Circular inscription +ΘKE ROHΘEI-[TW CW ΔOVΛW] within two concentric circles
+RACI|ΛEIW ΔIA|KON,XTU|KAI ΠPO|TEKΔI|KW in six lines
35mm, 22.26g; extremely fine but for some areas of striking weakness, and of the finest style.

As protekdikos, Basileios was the presiding cleric of the tribunal of priests of Hagia Sophia, known as the ekdikoi. As chartoularios he was assistant to the patriarch of Constantinopolis.
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Basiliscus and Marcus, RIC 103416 viewsDiademed head right, DN[ bASL ET MAR P] AV
Monogram of Basiliscus and Marcus
AE4, 13.5mm, 2.12g
Constantinople Mint

Light encrustations on the obverse. Circular scratch in field to right on monogram.
Found in a lot of uncleaned byzantine coins!
novacystis
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BCC a1 MA3557 viewsRoman Steelyard
Caesarea Maritima
1st-6th cent CE?
Roman or early Byzantine steelyard
with three fulcrums and sliding weight.
Scales in Greek letters corresponding to the
three fulcrums read Α.Β.Γ.Δ./
Λ.Μ.Ν.Ξ.Ο.Π.Ρ.Σ/ and ????,
Bronze and iron. Length 14.4 cm.
Surface find, 1977.
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BCC B1019 viewsByzantine Period
Maurice Tiberius 582-602 CE
AE Half Follis, Antioch Mint
Obv:Facing bust, wearing consular robe
and crown, holding eagle-tipped scepter
and mappa. Legend blundered.
Rev:XX , above, cross, to left
ANNO, to right III/U, (year 8=589-90 CE),
below R.
22mm. 6.27gm. Axis:180
SB 534
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BCC B1133 viewsByzantine Period _ Caesarea Maritima
Heraclius 610-641 CE
AE Follis with overstrike.
Obv:Facing bust of Heraclius ...AV[G]
At 7h: XX[XX], above: ANNO To right: I (part of NIKO?)
Rev:Large M, to right II, above, cross,
below Γ, in ex CON. To left: traces
of legend from base coin ...P AVG
Base coin: Phocas 602-610 CE,
Uncertain mint/year
35x30mm. 11.94gm. Axis:240
SB 804? over SB 659 Nicomedia?
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BCC B1227 viewsByzantine Period - Caesarea
Heraclius and H. Constantine
610-641CE AE Follis
Obv:Two figures standing facing.
Rev:Large M, Christogram above,
to left, ANNO, to right II/II, Below, ?
in exergue: [CON]
31x28.5mm. 11.63gm. Axis:210
SB 805
Undertype:Phocas and Leonitia?
602-610 CE SB 639?
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BCC B1315 viewsByzantine Period - Caesarea
Phocas 602-610 CE
AE Half Follis, Nicomedia Mint
Obv:DN FOCAS P P AVG
Facing bust, holding cross in left
hand, mappa in right.
Rev: XX, no cross above,
to right III, in ex. NIKOB
29x25mm. 6.30gm. Axis:180
SB 663v. (no cross)
Below the mintmark is a cross shaped
object which may be an artifact of an
earlier strike.
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BCC B1419 viewsPost-Byzantine Period Caesarea
Constans II 641- 668 CE
AE Follis, Constantinople
Obv: IMPER CONST
Facing bust with crown and cross.
Rev:Large M, to left ANA, below
N[EOS], to right I..?,
25mm. 5.35gm. Axis:180
SB 1004
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BCC B1530 viewsByzantine Caesarea
Maurice Tiberius 582-602 CE
AE Follis, Antioch
Obv: [D N MAVRI] - CN P AVT
Facing bust, crown with trefoil ornament,
Rev:Large M, to left ANNO, to right X/II
below: Γ? In ex: THEUP.
Unidentified, possibly Heraclian, countermark in
circular punch. 28mm. 10.72gm. Axis:180
SB 533
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BCC B1617 viewsByzantine Period
Justin I 518-527 CE
AE Follis, Constantinople
Obv:Bust right, with pearl diadem,
draped and cuirassed.
Rev:Large M, above, cross; to left
star; to right, star; below, Δ
In exergue: CON
34.5mm. 16.56gm. Axis:180
SB 62 fourth officina
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BCC B1715 viewsByzantine Period
Phocas 602-610 CE
AE Follis, Antioch
Obv:DN [FOCA NE PE A V]
Facing bust, crowned, wearing consular
robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter.
Rev:Large M (lower case), cross above;
to left, ANNO; to right, G/III (year 8)
In exergue: THEUP’
27mm. 9.33gm. Axis:180
SB 672
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BCC B1816 viewsByzantine Period
Justin I 518-527 CE
AE Follis, Constantinople
Obv:D N IVSTINVS P P AV
Diademed, draped, and cuirassed
bust right, crudely rendered.
Rev:Large M, star to left, cross to right,
cross above; below, Β
In exergue: CON
31.5mm. 16.02gm. Axis:180
SB 63 second officina
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BCC B1913 viewsByzantine Period
Justin I 518-527 CE
AE Follis, Constantinople
Obv:D N IVSTINVS P P AV Diademed,
draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:Large M, star to left, cross
to right, cross above; below, Δ
In exergue: CON
30.5mm. 16.61gm. Axis:150
SB 63 fourth officina
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BCC b216 viewsByzantine - Caesarea Maritima
Base coin - Constantinople mint
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE follis 40 nummia
Obv: Traces of image.
REV: Large M, below, gamma. in ex. CON
Countermarks of Heraclian monograms
type 1f (var.) and type 2c, (Schulze et. al.)
23x28mm. 4.65gm.
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BCC B207 viewsByzantine Period
Justinian I 527-565CE
Obv: Diademed (draped, and
cuirassed) bust right,
traces of inscription.
Rev: Large A (one nummus)
AE 8mm 0.68gm. Axis:210
Struck 534-539CE
SB 281 DOC 309 Carthage
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1977.
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BCC B21x12 viewsByzantine Period
Justin I 518-527CE
Obv: Diademed bust right.
Rev: Monogram of Justin I
within wreath or circle.
AE 8mm 0.63gm. Axis:240
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1974.
Hahn 34, BMC Vandals 135-8
Mint of Constantinople
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BCC B228 viewsByzantine Period
Anastasius 491-518CE
Obv: Diademed bust right,
traces of inscription.
Rev: Monogram of Anastasius
within wreath or circle.
AE 10mm 0.87gm. Axis:0
Struck 491-498CE
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1974.
Possible ref: SB 13, DOC 15
Mint of Constantinople?
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BCC B235 viewsByzantine Period
Justin I 518-527CE
Obv: Diademed bust right.
Rev: Monogram of Justin I
within wreath or circle.
AE 8mm 0.64gm. Axis:30
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1977.
Hahn 34, BMC Vandals 135-8
Mint of Constantinople
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BCC B234 viewsByzantine Period
Justinian I 527-565CE
Obv: [Helmeted, draped bust
facing, stars flanking].
Rev: Staurogram, below, left
and right: A and w
AE 8mm 0.57gm. axis:345?
SB 342, DOC 308, MIB 208a
Nummus. Carthage Mint
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1977.
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BCC B254 viewsByzantine Period
Gelimer 530-534CE
Obv: [GEIL] Bust right,
traces of inscription.
Rev: Monogram of Gelimer
within wreath.
AE 9.75mm 0.88gm. Axis:0
BMC Vandals 4-6
Nummus. Carthage Mint
Surface find, Caesarea M. 1974.
Vandalic coinage has frequently
been found alongside late Roman
and early Byzantine coins in
excavations at Caesarea Maritima.
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BCC b3x62 viewsByzantine Caesarea
Uncertain mint
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE cut follis with CM
Obv:Traces of facing bust and inscription
Rev:Large M, cross above, to
left A[N...]. Overstruck on
40 nummia (XXXX) of Phocas?.
Finally struck with Heraclian monogram
CM type 1c (Schulze et. al. 2006)
31.5x23mm. 5.18gm.
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BCC b4x105 viewsByzantine - Caesarea Maritima
Maurice Tiberius 582-602CE
AE follis 40 nummia
Obv: DN MAURC PP AVI
crowned and cuirassed bust
facing, holding cross on globe.
REV: Large M , cross above
ANNO II, officina Δ , in ex.
C[ON] with rare eagle countermark.
30x32mm. 11.30g. Original Axis:180
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BCC b539 viewsByzantine
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE 1/2 follis 20 nummia
Obv: Traces of image.
Rev: Large K
Countermark of Heraclian
monogram type 2c, (Schulze et al)
c/m 8mm, die worn and cracked at top
18x23mm. 4.85g.
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BCC b635 viewsByzantine AE follis
Anastasius 491-518 C.E.
Constantinople Mint ca. 512-517
Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: large M, cross above, six-pointed stars flanking.
Below: B, in ex. [C]ON
32x33 mm 16.82 gm. axis:180
SBCV 19
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BCC B819 viewsByzantine Period
Heraclius 610-641CE
Sasanian occupation of Egypt
ca. 618-628CE
AE Hexanummium, Alexandria Mint.
Obv:Palm tree with fruit.
Rev: Large S,
20x18mm. 6.80gm. Axis:30
SB 864
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BCC B930 viewsByzantine Period
Heraclius 610-641CE
AE 40 Nummia, Cyprus Mint.
Obv:Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine,
and Empress Martina, each with Globus Cruciger.
Rev:Large M, ANNO to left, [P on h monogram]
above, Year XUIII (18) to right, officina Γ (3)
below, mintmark ΚΥΠΡ in Greek.
20mm. 5.46gm. Axis:210
Regnal Year 18 (627-628CE)
Striking black Caesarea patina.
SB 849
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BCC BW1-572 views5 Bronze Weights
1. Diameter: 24mm. 57.71gm.
2. Diameter:18mm. 28.70gm.
3. Diameter:14mm. 14.16gm.
4. Diameter: 8mm. 2.86gm.
5. Diameter: 6mm. 0.96gm.
The largest weight is very close to 60x the smallest.
Byzantine or early Islamic 6th-8 cent. CE?
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BCC cg3 (27 pcs)46 viewsThese are colored glass tesserae found
on the dunes and along the beach at
Caesarea Maritima in the early 1970's.
Average size is approx. 1.0 x 0.7 x 0.8 cm.
Average weight is around 1.0 gm. Dating
is problematic. However, several buildings
from the late Roman and early Byzantine
periods have been excavated there and
shown to have remnants of glass mosaics
on the walls and on what would have been
the ceilings of the structures.
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BCC cg4 (11pcs.)38 viewsPolychrome glass fragments from the
dunes and beach at Caesarea Maritima
in the early 1970's. Approximate size
1.0 - 4.0 cm. These were surface finds
not related to any structure or stratigraphic
context, and I do not have references with
which to date them based on style. My
guess would be the middle Roman to early
Byzantine periods.
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BCC G2237 viewsGem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Hellenistic, Roman, or Byzantine
Amethyst cabochon ring stone.
Pale purple-lilac, profile C1A (or B), oval,
double convex. Beautifully cut
and polished. 8.5 x 6.5 x 4.4mm.
Weight: 0.32gm.

cf. Amorai-Stark, Hershkovitz, “Gemstones,
Finger Rings, and Seal Boxes from Caesarea
Maritima, The Hendler Collection”, #244
c. Shay Hendler, Tel Aviv 2016.
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BCC G2337 viewsGem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Hellenistic, Roman, or Byzantine.
Small thin Garnet cabachon with sharp
beveled sides. Deep red/purple, transparent.
Variation of profile F1, or C8A, oval, with flat
underside, and very slightly convex top.
Beautifully cut and polished.
7.25 x 5.20 x 1.5mm.
Wt: 0.11gm. (0.65ct)
cf. Hendler Collection, #260-263
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BCC Ls128 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman - Early Byzantine
Obv:+KAΛ ΛINI KOV in three lines.
Rev:+AΠO EΠAP S CVM/Π in three lines.
The symponos was an assistant to the Eparch
of Constantinople.
Cf. Zacos/Veglery 2889; Laurent, Corpus II, 1049
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BCC Ls1037 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine       
Obv:Peacock standing right. Star above. Wreath border.
Rev:Greek inscription in 2 lines:
+ΚΥΡΙ/ΛΛΟΥ a proper name,
within wreath border.
Pb 18x19.5mm. 6.19gm. Axis:0
Parallel example SKU: 11636 sold
by Gert Boersema Ancient Coins
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BCC Ls1137 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine       
Obv:Monogram with Greek
letters: Π, Α, Η?, Λ?, Cross above
Rev:M N H star above.
Pb 20mm. 9.49gm. Axis:0
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BCC LS1243 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine        
Obv:Facing portrait, nimbate, in high
relief. Cross in right field.
Rev:Cruciform monogram with
Greek letters: M, N, H, O, and
possibly Y, E, Γ, and C.
Off-flan at bottom: could be
Δ, Λ, A or some combination of those.
18x20.5mm. 12.30gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls1325 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
Obv: Facing portrait, nimbate, Mother and Child.
Cross in right and left fields.
Rev: Cruciform monogram with Greek letters:
Β, Α, Ρ, Δ, Ο, Υ, "of Bardas", a relatively common name
from the Byzantine period.
21mm. 7.33gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls1634 viewsLead Seal
Uncertain date, probably
Late Roman to Early Byzantine.
Obv: I[?]H / EAN / NU (John)
Rev: LEO / NTO / NA
Latin inscription.
20x18mm. 7.43gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls1830 viewsLead Seal
Uncertain date - Late Roman to Early Byzantine?
Obv: Bear walking left, branch above,
uncertain object in front.
Rev: Block monogram with K, E, Y?, OU, C?, M?,
N?, A?, Π?, or P?
23x19mm. 8.58gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls1930 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman to Early Byzantine?
Obv: ΚΟΡ / ΝΗΛ / ΙΟΥ
Greek inscription in three lines, “of Cornelius”.
Rev: ??ΑΓ/ ΙΟΥ
Greek inscription in 2 or 3 lines. Identical to BCC Ls19a, but
with different dies.
19x17mm. 6.87gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls19a22 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman to Early Byzantine?
Obv: ΚΟΡ / ΝΗΛ / ΙΟΥ
Greek inscription in 3 lines, “of Cornelius”.
Rev: ??ΑΓ/ ΙΟΥ
Greek inscription in 2 or 3 lines. Identical to BCC Ls19,
but with different dies.
19x17mm. 8.79gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls2 and Ls331 viewsBCC Ls2 and Ls3 
Lead Seal
Late Roman - Early Byzantine       
Obv: Monogram - MAPKOY           
Rev: +ΑΡΧΙΔΙΑΚΟΝΟΥ
Ls2 - 20X23mm. 10.71gm. Axis:0
Ls3 - 18mm 8.79gm. Axis:0
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BCC LS2156 viewsLead Seal - Early Byzantine
6th-7th century CE
Obv:Facing portrait, Mother
and Child, nimbate.
Rev: Very complex block monogram
possibly reading "of John, apo eparchon
(or apo hypaton)”, but there are
other possible solutions.
21.5 x 19mm. 6.47gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls2227 viewsLead Seal
Early Byzantine
5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv: Eagle facing, head right, wreath? in
beak, wings spread. Above, eight pointed star.
Rev: Cruciform monogram with Greek
letters: C, Φ, A, N, E, O, Y, (and T?)
Similar to monograms of “Stephanos”, Zacos'
Stephanou monograms 442-445 and 447-449.
17x19mm. 9.79gm. Axis:0
Thank you, Gert, for the references.
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BCC LS2320 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Facing bust , crude style.
Cross to left.
Rev:Block monogram with cross
to right and Greek letters possibly
including: Μ, Π, Ρ, Β?, Ο, Υ, Α?,
Λ?, C? or others.
20mm. 6.87gm. Axis:150
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BCC LS2422 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Eagle facing, head to rt.
wings spread, cross above.
Rev: Cruciform monogram
with Greek letters possibly
including: Μ (or retrograde N?), ω, Λ, ΟΥ,
θ?, Ε?, C?, Ρ?, Τ?, Ψ , or others.
The drawing represents what I think I can see,
however, there is a lot of corrosion.
18mm. 10.15gm. Axis:0
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BCC LS2523 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 6th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Facing bust of Virgin Mary,
nimbate, with infant Christ,
nimbate. Cross to right and [left?]
Rev:Cruciform monogram with Greek
letters possibly including: Θ, Ε, Ο,
Δ?, ω, Ρ, ΟΥ
Probably "of Theodore"
Max. Dia.: 22mm. 6.00gm. Axis:180
Surface find from the beach at Caesarea
Maritima, 1972.
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BCC LS2620 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Cruciform monogram with
Greek letters including:
Θ, Ε, Ο, Δ, ω, Ρ, ΟΥ “of Theodore”
Rev: Cruciform monogram with Greek letters
including: C, Γ, ΟΥ, Α? Χ? Μ? Φ? Τ? Ι?
Max. Dia.: 16.5mm. 4.29gm.
Axis:0
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BCC LS2722 viewsLead Seal
Byzantine 5th-7th Cent.CE
Obv:Cruciform monogram w/Greek letters
incl. : Θ?, Ε, Ο, Υ, C?,
with unknown letter or letters at bottom.
Rev: Cruciform monogram w/Greek letters
incl.: Γ, Ε, Ο, Υ, C?, W?, or others.
Max. Dia.: 19mm. 7.79gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls2829 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
5th-7th Century CE
Obv: Facing bust of Virgin Mary,
nimbate, with infant Christ, (bearing
nimbus cruciger?) cross to left.
Rev: Cruciform monogram with
Greek letters: T or Γ, K, A?, I?, OY, and
possibly others. Left side missing.
22.5mm. 5.48gm. Axis:30
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BCC Ls2915 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
5th-7th Century CE
Obv: Cruciform monogram in wreath,
with Greek letters: Θ, I, E, perhaps
ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI? Left side,
top and bottom of monogram are missing.
Rev:Greek inscription in three lines,
missing right side: Γ, / M or N, / O,
within wreath.
18mm. 3.56gm. Axis:0
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BCC LS624 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine       
Obv:Monogram with Greek
letters: C, E, P, O, and Y
Rev:Mother and Child wearing Nimbus,
to right, cross, to left?(possibly just corrosion)
Pb 22mm. 11.35gm. Axis:0
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BCC LS727 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
Obv:Monogram with Greek
letters:C, T, E, Φ ,A , N, O, Υ
(“Stephanos”)
Rev:Monogram with Greek letters:
O, C, T, I, A, P, Υ (“Ostiarios”)
a court dignity reserved for eunuchs.
Pb 2ox16mm. 9.84gm. Axis:180
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BCC LS825 viewsLead Seal BCC Ls8
Late Roman-Early Byzantine       
Obv: Cruciform monogram with Greek letters:
Γ, E, ω, P, I, O, Y (Georgiou)
Rev:Block monogram with Greek letters:
A, Π, O, T, ω, N, Y (Apo Hypaton, “from Consul”)
Pb 20mm. 6.96gm. Axis:0
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BCC Ls934 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine       
Obv: Monogram with Greek letters:
Θ, Ε, Ρ, Δ?,Ο,Υ, ?
Rev: Inscription in 3 lines.
EξKO/UBIT/OPOÇ, a Greek transliteration
of the Latin ‘excubitor', a member of the
imperial guard. Very rare.
Pb 16X17mm. 7.87gm. Axis:0
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BCC LT5816 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date
Obv: Epigraphic type: BAP? (retrograde)
Rev: Blank?
17.5 x 16 x 1.5mm. 2.57gm.
Hamburger lists only a very few
examples of epigraphic tessera
from this site. The inscription
could be Greek, or Latin, but Greek
was in common use there throughout
the Roman and early Byzantine periods.
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BCC LW1019 viewsLead Weight - Uncertain unit.
Late Roman - Early Byzantine?
Obv:Well preserved weight with
Greek letter A within roughly square
recess. Adjustment? tabs on each corner.
Suspension loop pierced with a sharp
object from the front, after casting.
Rev: Blank.
16 x 18 x 4mm. Weight: 4.39gm. 
Surface find from Caesarea Maritima, 1974

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BCC LW1117 viewsLead Weight - 2 Drachma?
Late Roman-Early Byzantine?
Well-preserved, roughly square
(19x20mm), with straight sides,
slightly beveled edges and suspension loop.
Obv: Inverted (retrograde?) Greek
letter "B" within square borders.
Rev: Blank
27 x 19 x 2mm. 7.36gm.
/ 2=Unit weight: 3.68
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BCC LW1318 viewsLead Weight - Uncertain
weight standard, 3 oungia? (1/4 Libra)
Late Roman-Early Byzantine?
or Graeco-Roman Eastern.
Raised edge on the obverse.
Slightly beveled edges may be
the result of a hollow mould with
a flat top.
Obv: Four leaf clover? quartrefoil? design
with central raised pellet, within circle.
Rev: Quartrefoil design with four petals
interspersed with bifurcated leaves within circle.
Weight: 90.75 grams
55 x 47 x 6mm.
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BCC LW2,3,4,5 and 650 views5 Lead Weights
Late Roman - Early Byzantine?
LW2: A 3.28gm. 18 x 19mm.
LW3: B 5.36gm. 18 X 19mm.
LW4: B 5.88gm. 21 x 16mm.
LW5: Δ 13.24gm. 29 x 27.5mm.
LW6: H 25.91gm. 45 x 43mm.
Greek numerals A=1, B=2, Δ=4, H=8
Some of these may be based on the Drachma of
3.41gm. with 8 to a Roman ounce.
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BCC LW734 viewsLead Weight - 4 Drachmas
Middle Roman-Early Byzantine?
Roughly square with raised
edges. and protrusions at the corners.
Greek letter Δ within.
32 x 28mm. 13.78gm. (/4=3.445gm.)
There were 8 drachmae to the
Roman ounce: 3.41x8=27.28gm.
Greek was the common language at Caesarea
throughout the Roman and Byzantine Periods
up until the conquest of 641 CE.
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BCC LW816 viewsLead Weight
Roman-Early Byzantine?
Obv: two pellets
Rev: Blank
20 x 13.5 x 2.5mm.
Weight 4.16gm.
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BCC LW8 and LW9 20 viewsLead Weights from Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain date and type - Roman - Early Byzantine?
A size comparison of two weights of very similar design. The small one (LW8) is 4.16gm.
The larger one (LW9) is 12.79gm. A specimen identical to LW9, possibly from the same
mold, was published by Lionel Holland with a weight of 14.4gm. WWOCM (2009) #176.
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BCC LW919 viewsLead Weight
Roman-Early Byzantine?
Obv: Anchor
Rev: Blank
32.5 x 17.5 x 4.0mm.
Weight 12.79gm.
ref: Holland, "Weights and Weight-Like
Objects from Caesarea Maritima" #176
(14.4gm.) Possibly from the same mold.
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Billion Soldino 25 viewsObverse: + FRA DAN DVLO DVX Doge kneeling l., holding banner
Reverse: + S MARCVS VENTI Lion of St MArk l., holding banner
Mint: tentatively to mint of Glarentza
Date 1333-1364 CE
Malloy p. 370. 61, Cox, caparelli Hoard, I, 8-12
12mm


The Frankish states in Greece likely began minting sometime after 1255. Rather similar to french tournois and Venetian grossi as in the example above, and rather unlike the Byzantine types of Constantinople and Thessalonica, possibly they represent likely a coinage for the Franks who were living in the new Western capital of Morea after the fall of Constantinople in 1204. Though in the past these coins as above have been attributed to Robert of Taranto due to site finds, Malloy admits that Metcalf proposes that these imitation grossi are possibly Serbian or another Balkan power. Perhaps more evidence will be uncovered,
wileyc
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Bithynia12 viewsAs a Roman province, the boundaries of Bithynia frequently varied, and it was commonly united for administrative purposes with the province of Pontus. This was the state of things in the time of Trajan, when Pliny the Younger was appointed governor of the combined provinces, a circumstance to which we are indebted for valuable information concerning the Roman provincial administration. Under the Byzantine Empire Bithynia was again divided into two provinces, separated by the Sangarius, to the west of which the name of Bithynia was restricted.

The most important cities were Nicomedia and Nicaea. The two had a long rivalry with one another over which city held the rank of capital. Both of these were founded after Alexander the Great; but at a much earlier period the Greeks had established on the coast the colonies of Cius (modern Gemlik); Chalcedon (modern Kadıköy), at the entrance of the Bosporus, nearly opposite Byzantium (modern Istanbul; and Heraclea Pontica (modern Karadeniz Ereğli), on the Euxine, about 120 miles (190 km) east of the Bosporus.
ancientone
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Bracelet, bronze37 viewsBronze bracelet
Byzantine, 7th century or later.
Diameter 80mm.
Multipart bracelet consisting of six hexagonal faceted emerald green glass beads strung on a wire, bound with a bronze strap that was looped over to form a hook and eye closure. The whole is held together by seven bronze bands wrapped around the strap, with wire re-inforcements.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Bronze coin weight12 viewstwo lines one side
7mm by 9mm by 3mm
1.63 g
1/3 Tremissis
wileyc
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Bronze coin weight ?15 views7mm/7mm/4mm
indented
scattered pellets no pattern
1.82 g
1/3 Tremissis
wileyc
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Bronze weight15 views20mm by 19mm, 1mm thick
plain both sides
5.42
wileyc
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Buckle #004, AR Buckle,97 viewsBuckle #004, AR Buckle,
type: AR Buckle, the heavy prong/tongue and how it overlaps the buckle.
"I believe 5th - 6th century. The very thick tongue which extends beyond the buckle ring and hooks down is the diagnostic. Likely "Germanic" though there are some thoughts that they were made in Roman/Byzantine Empire for use by groups like Ostrogoths, Gepids and/or Sarmatians." by Shawn Caza, thank you Shawn.
" Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Walters Gallery/Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, 1947: page 99, No. 467A, Plate LXVII. Found in Egypt, 4th century." by Russ, thank you Russ.
size:28x13 mm,
weight:5,49 g,
date:??? A.D.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
Q-002
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Æ Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)10 viewsObv: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Rev: Brockage
Dim: 18mm, 2.01 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the ‘Dioikitirion Square’ Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
Quant.Geek
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Bulgaria: Alexios and John Asen (ca. 1356-1366) Æ Trachy (CNG E-288, lot 599; Numismatik Naumann Auction 75, Lot 872)10 viewsObv: St. Demetrios, orans, standing between two short columns topped by stars
Rev: Two crowned figures standing facing, holding scepters; clouds above, three stars between
Dim: 19mm, 1.40 g

Alexios and John Asen were scions of the Bulgarian royal house, who held a section of the Thracian coast as an independent fief during the turbulent reign of the Byzantine emperor John V. Site finds indicate these coins were struck in that area, and are not imperial Byzantine issues. Tentatively Attributed based on the following references:

Georganteli, E., A Palaiologan Trachion from the Dioikitiriou Square Excavation, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 20
Bendall, S., The Dioikitirion Square Trachion Reconsidered, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 21
Bendall, S., A Further Note on the ‘Dioikitirion Square’ Trachy, Νομισματικα Ξρονικα 23

Note that Dumbarton Oaks considers this "token" uncertain: https://www.doaks.org/resources/coins/catalogue/BZC.1960.88.4989
Quant.Geek
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BYZANTINE24 viewsdiameter: 25.00mm, weight: 5.98gFranz-Josef M
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Byzantine , Justinian I. 527-565.36 viewsAR Half Siliqua. Carthage mint , aVF , rare.Sam
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BYZANTINE - Justin II & Sophia178 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II & Sophia (565-578 AD). AE half-follis, 567-575. Thessalonica mint. Obv.: Justin & Sophia, nimbate, seated on double throne. Rev.: Large K; regnal year; mintmark (TES). Sear #366dpaul7
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Byzantine / Latin Rule55 viewsLatin Empire of Constantinople
AE trachy, 1204-1261 AD

1 commentsrandy h2
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BYZANTINE / ROMANUS IV DIOGENES AD ( 1068-1071 )53 viewsObverse : Nimbate bust of Christ facing, with pallium and colobium, raising r. hand in benediction, in l. hand scroll. To the sides IC - XC.
Reverse : Nimbate bust of the Virgin, orans, wearing pallium and maphorium, to the sides MP - TV.
Follis, Ae (7,13 g. 23,26 mm) 
Sear 1867. Ratto 1991
EX numismatiklanz
My favorite coin.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Byzantine AE HALF-FOLLIS of Emperor Justin II and Sophia, (565 – 578)27 viewsByzantine AE HALF-FOLLIS of Emperor Justin II and Sophia, November 15, 565 – October 5, 578, 6.3 grams, 21x18mm.

Obverse: Justin on l., Empress Sophia or r. both nimbate, on double throne, Empress holds cruciform scepter, Justin holds globus cruciger, D N IVSTINO ET SOFIA AC (Justin & Sophia).
Reverse: Large K (representing the denomination of half follis - K = 20 nummi), cross above, ANNO to l., TES (Thessalonika mint) below, Regnal year XI (year-11-576/577) to r.
Reference: Sear Byzantine 366.
Daniel Friedman
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Byzantine AE Pentanummium of Anastasius I (491 - 518 CE)20 viewsByzantine AE Pentanummium of Anastasius I (491 - 518 CE)

AE, 2 gr., 13mm

As best I can figure out...
Obverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large E containing two pellets; to r., officina letter "B".

Reference: Sear Byzantine 29, DOC 26b, BMC 55-56, MIB 39, BNP 95-97, R. 368
Daniel F
Byzantine-weight_dotted-N-and_dotted_cross_and_rosette_-AD-Q-033_13,1x12,8x4mm_3,4ga-s.jpg
Byzantine AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted N and dotted cross right up and dotted rosette left down, #33116 viewsByzantine AE weight, 1 Nomisma, dotted N and dotted cross left down, and dotted rosette(?) right up #33
type: Byzantine AE weight, There is a coin weight to 1 Nomisma = 4 Scripula (underweight).
The lettering N with rosette = No is clearly Greek, cross with 4 points stylized 4 scripula.
size: 13,1x12,8x4mm,
weight: 3,4g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-033
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Byzantine AE weight, 1 Tremissis, Capital H with line border, #34114 viewsByzantine AE weight, 1 Tremissis, Capital H with line border, #34
type: Byzantine AE weight, "Capital H stands for the greek number 8. 8 means 8 keration which is equal to 1 tremissis "
size: 9,7x9,4x2,1mm,
weight: 1,31g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-034
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Byzantine AE weight, 3 Nomisma, Cross beetween N and Γ, and 4 circle, #37146 viewsByzantine AE weight, 3 Nomisma, Cross beetween N and Γ, and 4 circle, #37
type: Byzantine AE weight, 3 Nomisma (?).
size: 20x20x4mm,
weight: 12,33g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,???
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-037
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Byzantine AE weight, B with tree dots (3 scripulum), #35106 viewsByzantine AE weight, B with tree dots (3 scripulum), #35
type: Byzantine AE weight,
size: 14x14x3,2mm,
weight: 3,35g,
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-035
" its a B with three dots that might represent 3 scripula (3.35 g = 3 scripula of 1.12 g)" by "WileyC" thank you.
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Byzantine AE weight, N-S, over cross, 6 Numismata, #31103 viewsByzantine AE weight, N-S, over cross, 6 Numismata, #31
type: Byzantine AE weight,
size: 23x22,5x6mm,
weight: 26,56g, (this overweight, may be some dirt on it)
date: 5th.-7th. centuries A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantine,
Q-031
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Byzantine Anonymous Follis of Christ, Class A3, Basil II & Constantine VIII, c. 1023 - 11 November 1028 A.D.134 viewsBronze anonymous follis, Anonymous follis of Christ, class A3; SBCV 1818; Grierson ornaments 24a, gVF, well centered, excellent portrait detail but nose a bit flat, attractive toned bare metal, a few scratches, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 9.833g, maximum diameter 27.5mm, die axis 180o, c. 1023 - 11 Nov 1028 A.D.; obverse + EMMANOVHL, facing nimbate bust of Christ, two pellets in each arm of the cross, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + IhSuS / XRISTuS / bASILEu / bASILE (Jesus Christ King of Kings), ornaments above and below legend;

The emperor's name and portrait are not part of the design on the Byzantine types referred to as anonymous folles. Instead of the earthly king, these coins depict Jesus Christ, King of Kings.

FORVM Ancient Coins.

*A spectacular artistic portrait of Christ.
The Sam Mansourati Collection.
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BYZANTINE Anonymous Romanus III JESUS KING OF KINGS45 viewsAnonymous
Item description: Byzantine Empire 1028-1041 AD Emperor Romanus III, Overse: EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands , Reverse: Cross on three steps with pellet at each extremity, in fields IS-XS (Jesus Christ) bAS-ILE/bAS-ILE "King of Kings"
Size: 31 mm Weight: 4.9 g Around 980 Years Old
_2300
Antonivs Protti
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BYZANTINE Anonymous Romanus III JESUS KING OF KINGS27 viewsAnonymous
Item description: Byzantine Empire 1028-1041 AD Emperor Romanus III, Overse: EMMANOVHL, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands , Reverse: Cross on three steps with pellet at each extremity, in fields IS-XS (Jesus Christ) bAS-ILE/bAS-ILE "King of Kings"
29 mm. 11.6 g
_2750
Antonivs Protti
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Byzantine Anonymous, time of Romanus III or Michael IV, AD 1028 - 104117 viewsAE Class B Follis, 31 x 28mm, 10.1g, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv.: EMMANOVHΛ, facing bust of Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, holding gospels with both hands, IC - XC (Jesus Christ) flanking across field.
Rev.: Cross on three steps with pellet at each extremity, in fields IS - XS (Jesus Christ) / bAS-ILE / bAS-ILE (King of Kings)
Reference: SBCV 1823.
Notes: sold to JB, 10/15/15.
John Anthony
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Byzantine Apothecary weight 30 Kridokokkon8 views
Greek Lambda (30) and stroke above it
10/10/1mm 1.12g

1.12 g / 30 = 0.037 g = 1 kridokokkon., date approx. 6th cent.

Thanks to Klaus Weber for assistance in identification
wileyc
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Byzantine bread stamp32 viewsByzantine style and texture, No exact time frame, similar to examples dated to the 7th century.
16.88 grams, 35mm max. Length and 30mm max.diameter
2 commentsCanaan
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Byzantine Bronze Cross33 viewsDate: circa 7th-10th centuries AD
Size: 29.4 mm x 29.7 mm

Such Christian icons were damaged or destroyed deliberately in later Islamic periods. This cross had the top portion broken off centuries ago. The bilobate terminations are a scarcer style.
Noah
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Byzantine Cast, Bent-foot Fibula, Fibula #15879 viewsByzantine Cast, Bent-foot Fibula, Fibula #158
Cast Byzantine Bent-foot Fibula, decorated with lines, It has iron spring and pin, which are missed. It had three faceted copper-alloy knobs - one at the head of the bow and one at each end of the spring.
size: 56x27x24mm, weight: 15,10g,
date: c. AD 535-620. Flourished AD 560-600, especially AD 575-600. A.D.,
ref: Teodor II-1b; Bejan Ia; Bojovic XXXII.4; Genceva 20b; Magurana typology: Group 1.
distribution: Origin in northeastern Bulgaria; workshops likely in/near Turnu Severin, Sadovec and Pernik. Found in the northern Balkans; northern Bulgaria, northern Serbia, southeastern Hungary, Danube mouth, and Moldova. Likely Byzantine origin but also found in Avar and Slav graves (as late as AD 650). by Shawn Caza, Thank you Shawn.
Q-001
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Byzantine coin (AE-Follis, 40 Nummia), prepared to weight, measuring wight, 1 Nomisma ?114 viewsByzantine coin (AE-Follis, 40 Nummia), prepared to weight, measuring wight, 1 Nomisma ?
avers: Bust right,
revers: "M" and E below
exe: ,size: 13,6 x15,7x2,8mm, weight: 4,032, axis: h,
mint: , date: A.D., ref: ,
Q-001
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Byzantine coin weight37 viewsA bronze Byzantine coin weight for 3 solidi from the 7th century AD. N Gamma below a cross all enclosed within wreath. N = Nomisma (ie solidus), gamma = 3.mauseus
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Byzantine coin weight7 viewsA bronze Byzantine coin weight for 3 solidi from the 7th century AD. N Gamma below a pellet cross. N = Nomisma (ie solidus), gamma = 3.mauseus
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Byzantine coin weight 1 nomismat/4 scripula17 viewsfour pellets one side
11mm by 10mm by 3mm, 3.84g
(Weber, 96)
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 1 nomismat/4 scripula15 viewsfour pellets one side
11mm by 11mm by 3mm, 3.71g
(Weber, 96)
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 1 Tremissis= 8 siliguae9 viewsPlain both sides
9 by 9 by 2 mm
1.6g
Weber; Tafel 18-1.2-44.2
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 1/3 tremissis22 viewsplain both sides
7mm by 7mm by 2mm, 1.37g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 1/3 tremissis, 8 siliqueAE/Keratia16 viewsH in pellets/plain
10mm by 9mm by 2mm 1.93g
wileyc
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis12 viewsDotted B one side
15 by 9 by 2 mm
2.67g
Weber; Tafel 15.16
wileyc
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis11 viewsunclear marking one side
15 by 10 by 1 mm
1.99g
Weber; Tafel 15
wileyc
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis13 viewsfaint IB on one side
10 by 10 by 3mm
2.16 g
Weber 1.1-67.1, Hendin 363-365
wileyc
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byzantine coin weight 12 Siliquae=1 Semissis14 viewsplain all sides
10 by 10 by 3mm
2.86g
Weber; Tafel 15.16
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 12 silquae = 1 semissis12 viewsplain both sides
9mm by 8mm by 3mm, 2.82g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 12 silquae = 1 semissis18 viewscircular pattern both sides
10mm by 9mm by 3mm, 2.93g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight 12 silquae = 1 semissis13 viewsplain both sides
10mm by 9mm by 2mm, 2.52g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight One nomisma10 viewsTheta on one side?
10mm by 10mm by 4mm, 5.06g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight semuncia/3 Nomismat13 viewsPlain both sides
18mm by 18mm by 3mm, 13.63g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight, 1 Nomismat11 viewsPellet both sides
9mm by 9mm by 4mm, 4.68g
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight, 1 nomismat12 viewssix pellets one side
9mm by 9mm by 3mm, 4w.83
wileyc
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Byzantine coin weight, 1/2 nomismat, 2 scripla36 viewsfour pellets each side one center whole for hanging/adding others?
10mm by 7mm by 3mm, 2.27g
1 commentswileyc
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Byzantine coin weight, 1/2 nomismat, 2 scripula22 viewsfour pellets on both sides
10mm by 9mm 3mm, 2.78g
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Byzantine coin weight, five scripula weight.14 viewsFive pellets each side.
11mm by 10mm by 3mm, 5.93 g
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Byzantine coin weight, One nomisma weight12 viewsIndention one side, slight curve
10mm by 9mm by 3mm, 3.91g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomisma.9 viewsPlain sides
19mm by 15mm by 2mm, 5.59 g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat23 viewslarge N, eight pellets one side
12mm by 12mm by 2mm, 4.25g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat22 viewsN with pellets, plain side
12mm by 12mm by 3mm, 3.92 g
(Weber, 419)
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat12 viewsFaint N, plain side
11mm by 11mm by 3mm, 4.15g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat31 viewsN with pellets, plain side
11mm by 11mm by 3mm, 3.85g
(Weber, 419)
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat12 viewsfaint N, plain side
15mm by 11mm by 3mm, 4.27g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat17 viewslarge N pellets below and above
13mm by 12mm by 1 mm, 4.25g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat18 viewsPlain all sides
15mm by 15mm by 2mm, 5.39g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat10 viewsplain all sides
10mm by 10mm by 5mm, 4.52g
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Byzantine coin weight? 2 nomisma18 viewsFaint NB one side
16mm by 16mm by 4mm, 10,74g
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Byzantine commercial weight25 viewsA bronze Byzantine commercial weight for 1 ounce from the 7th century AD. Γ A below cross. This could serve as a weight for six solidi.mauseus
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Byzantine Constans II Solidus8 viewsConstans II. 641-668. AV Solidus, thick fabric, small module.

Obv.: DN CONSTANTINI PP, short beard bust facing, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross on globe.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGU[delta]A , cross potent three steps; mintmark CONOB.

Sear 1035.
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Byzantine Cross41 viewsByzantine cross, missing lower segment. 4th - 11th century.1 commentsNick.vdw
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Byzantine Empire16 viewsAE1 969 - 976 CE

Obverse: Christ facing with book of Gospels, + EMMANOVHA IX-XC.

Reverse: +IhSvS
XRISTvS
bASILEv
bASILE
(Jesus Christ king of kings)
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Alexius I109 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Alexius I (1081-1118) Ae post-reform Tetarteron, minted 1092-1118. Obv.: Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction, holding book of Gospels in left; to left, IC; to right, XC. Rev.: Crowned bust of emperor facing, holding jeweled scepter and globus cruciger; +AΛC-Ξ . Thessalonica mint. 3.63 g. 21 mm. Reference: SB-1929.1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANASTASIUS I57 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANASTASIUS I (AD 491-518). Large AE Follis. Obv.: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, curiassed bust right. Rev.: Large M; dot over star over dot in left field; cross above; dot over star over dot right field; Epsilon below; CON in exurge. Constantinople mint. Reference: SB 21, MIB 28b.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I44 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I (491-518 AD). Small module Follis, FIRST POST REFORM ISSUE. AE Follis M = 40 nummi. This is the initial type with small module 24 mm and not dated. Obv: D N ANASTSIVS P P AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: M - upper field cross. Exe: C[ON] Constantinople mint: AD 498-518 = D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., p. 37, 14, 8.79 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I97 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anastasius I (AD 491-518) AE Follis (M = 40 Nummi) Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: M - upper field 'cross', left field 'star', right field 'star', and inside it “Epsilon” for 5th Officina issuing. Exe: CON Constantinople mint: Sear Byzantine coins and their values, 19, 17.72 g. 1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANDRONICUS I82 viewsAndronicus I billon Cup THE VIRGIN STANDING Andronicus I 1183-1185, Beautiful cup coin. 3.04 g., 30 mm. Obv. : The Virgin standing facing, holding a nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev.: Andronicus crowned by Christ dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - ANDRONICUS I83 viewsAndronicus I billon Cup THE VIRGIN STANDING Andronicus I 1183-1185, Beautiful cup coin. 3.77 g., 30 mm. Obv. : The Virgin standing facing, holding a nimbate head of the infant Christ. Rev.: Andronicus crowned by Christ dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Andronicus II84 viewsAndronicus II Palaeologus Sole reign (1282 – 1295) Thessalonica mint. Obv.: BROCKAGE - Incuse imprint of the reverse image. It should be Patriarchal cross with one wing and monogram B. Rev.: Andronicus II standing facing. Holding cross in circle. Ref: C. Dochev, p. 143, 10 and p. 251, Pl. L, 10, 22 mm, 1.47 g. RARE. Sear 2383.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Anonymous Class C91 viewsAnonymous Follis Class C Michael IV Jesus Christ Class C Follis Attributed to Michael IV Obv: EMMANOVHA - Facing bust of Jesus Christ, holding nimbus cross and gospel Rev: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Short cross divides inscription into four equal parts Byzantine Empire AD 1034-1041 = D. Sear Byzantine Coinage and Their Values, p. 377, 1825 7.95 g. The coin was struck during the time the Byzantine emperor Michael IV (1034-1041 AD) and it is the basic denomination. Part of the coinage during this period was struck without the attribution of the emperor but as apotheos of the Christ. The obverse legend EMANUIL (in Greek) is from Hebrew (imanuil) meaning: The God is with us. The reverse is abbreviation IC = Isus = Jesus; XC = Hristo= Christ; NIKA = Nikator = Victor, Victorious. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Basil I 27 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I (867-886 AD) AE 19 mm Cherson Mint. Large B on exergual line / Cross floriate on three steps, dot on each side. SB 1717; DO 20.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Basil I 27 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I (867-886 AD) AE 17 mm Cherson Mint. Large B on exergual line / Cross floriate on two steps, dot on each side. SB 1719; DO 20.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - BASIL II & CONSTANTINE VIII184 viewsAnonymous follis class A2 Christ & 4 lines legend Attributed to the reign of Basil II & Constantine VIII. Obv.: Bust of Christ, facing, Wearing nimbus and holding book with Gospels. Rev.: Legend in four lines. Ref.: D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values. p. 376 1813. 29 mm, 12.78 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Basil II & Constantine VIII85 viewsBASIL II & CONSTANTINE VIII Join Reign (1023-1028) Class A2 anonymous follis. +EMMANOVHA IX-XC, Nimbate bust of Christ holding book of gospels / +IhSUS / XRISTUS / bASILEU / bASILE in four lines, adornments above & below. Ornamentation #40.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II70 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II (641-668 AD) AV Solidus. Struck c. 661-663 AD. Constantinople. Facing busts of Constans, bearded and Constantine IV, beardless; cross between heads D N CONST. . ./ VICTORIA AVGU Cross potent on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius. CONOB in exurge (Constantinople mint). Sear # sb0964. 4.42 g. Coin was mounted in 18k bezel, so some minor field damage. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constantine VII & Romanus II125 viewsJoint Reign of Constantine VII (913-959) & Romanus II (945-963) -- AE Follis minted between 945 and 959. Obv: Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross, globus cruciger in left, akakia in right "+ COnST bASIL ROM". Rev: Legend in four lines - "+ COnSt / EnQEO bA / SILEVS R / OmEOn" (Constantine King of the Romans);. Constantinople min Ref: D. Sear Byzantine coins and their value, p. 339, 1761, 6.01 g. Berk 930. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - CONSTANTINE X109 viewsConstantine X, AE Follis, 1059-1067, Constantinople
+EMMA_NOVHA - Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus and holding the book of Gospels, IC XC across fields .
EVDKARO +KWNTAK - On left, Eudocia standing facing, wearing modified loros with kite-shaped lower panel and crown with cross and pendilia; on right, Constantine standing facing, wearing modified loros and crown with cross and pendilia, both holding labarum with cross-piece on shaft between them, standing on base and three steps, and each places one hand on heart. 25mm x 29mm, 5.18g. SB 1853. Grade: aF, rough.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constantine X47 viewsConstantine X (1059-1067) and Eudocia AE follis Obv.: Christ standing facing on a footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands. Monograms. Rev.: Constantine X and Eudocia standing facing and holding labarum between them. Legend in Greek. Ref.: D. Sear, Byzantine coins and their values. p. 363, 1853, 6.44 g.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Heraclius34 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Heraclius (610-641 AD) AE Follis. Obv.: DN hRACLI PERP AVG Bust of Emperor with short beard, facing, in plumed, feathered helmet, curiassed; holding cross & chield. Rev.: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, II to right, "A" below M. KYZ in exurge. Cyzicus mint. Sear 839, MIB 184.

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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - HERACLIUS45 viewsSear 815: c. 621 A.D. Obverse: To left, Heraclius standing, with mustache and long beard, wearing military dress and crown with cross, holding long cross in right hand. To right, Heraclius Constantine standing, with short beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; in right hand, globus cruciger. Between heads, cross. To left, ; to right, K (usually not clear). Reverse: Large K. Above, cross. To left, A/N/N/O; To right, XX. Beneath, officina.
(Attribution courtesy of PEP!)
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Isaac II Angelus41 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Isaac II Angelus (1185-1195 & 1203-1204) Billon Aspron Trachy, 1st Reign issue. Obv.: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her the himbate head of the infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP - Θν (with line above). Rev.: Isaac standing facing, wearing a crown, divitision and loros, and sagion; he holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper right field; to left ΙC / ΑΑ / Κ / Ι / ΟC ; to right ΔΕΣ / Π / Ο / Τ /ΗC Reference: SBC 2003dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - JOHN II, COMENUS44 viewsBronze half tetarteron, S 1954, F, 1.869g, 16.5mm, 180o, Thessalonica mint, obverse Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels in left hand, to left IC, to right XC; reverse + Iw DeCPOT (or similar), bust of John facing, wearing crown and jeweled chlamys, labarum in right, globus cruciger in leftdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin I51 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin I (AD 518-527) AE Pentanummium LARGE Chi-Rho AE Follis (5 Nummi or Pentanummium) Obv: D N IVSTI-NVS P P AVC – Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: Large “Chi-Rho”, left (B), right (epsilon) Constantinople mint: AD 518-527 = D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values. p. 46, 75; , 1.94 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin I21 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin I (518-527) AE Pentanummium. Obv.: D.N. IVSTINVS PP. AVG. (usually incomplete or blundered). Diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right. Rev.: VICTOR Emperor standing facing, head left, holding sceptre surmounted by Christogram and resting on chield. Cherson mint. Reference: Sear 112Adpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - JUSTIN II87 viewsAE Follis - S-#360. 570 A.D. Obverse: Justin II and Sophia enthroned - Obverse Legend: DN IVSTINVS PP AV
Officina: A. Constantinople Mint. Year: GI
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II55 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II (565-578 AD) Justin II & Sophia Half Follis. NICE Third YEAR AE half follis "K"= 20 Nummi " In the year AD 567" Obv: DN IVSTINVS P P A - Justin and Sophia on throne holding cruciform scepter Rev: ANNO ‘III’ (3rd year) – Cross over K - [Epsilon] (5th officina) Constantinople mint: AD 567/568. Sear Byzantine Coins and their values. p. 91, 360 , 7.97 g.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II48 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II (565-578 AD) Justin II & Sophia Half Follis. NICE Third YEAR AE half follis "K"= 20 Nummi Obv: DN IVSTINVS P P A - Justin on throne holding orb and Sophia on throne holding cruciform scepter Rev: ANNO ‘III’ (3rd year) – Cross over K - [Delta] (5th officina) Constantinople mint: AD 567/568. Not in Sear. Sommer 196. 6.82 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II35 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justin II (565-578 AD) 1/2-Follis. Obv.: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG. Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate; Justinian holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross. Rev.: "K" -- Anno field left; cross above, V field right, Epsilon below. Thessalonica mint; SB 361, MIB 44.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian49 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian (AD 527-565) AE ½ FOLLIS (20 Nummi) Obv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC - facing bust of Justinian Rev: K with ANNO left, CROSS above and XXX (xxx=30 or AD 557) on the right. Exe: "gamma" or 3rd officina Constantinople mint: AD 557 = SEAR BCV (1987), #165, page 61-62 , 8.03 g.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I36 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (527-565) AE Quarter-Follis (I = 10 Nummi or decanummium) Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AV - Diademed bust of Justinian right, draped and cuirassed Rev: Large I. Cross above, ANNO to left, XXXV (AD 562) to right. Exe: CON Constantinople mint. 3.48 g. SB-167.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I61 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (AD 527-565 ) AE 16 Nummi. Thessalonica mint. Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG – Pearl-diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: A in left field, I in center, SP to right; above: [Theta] EW . Exurge: TES = Thessalonica mint: Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., 186B, 5.44 g. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I - Cherson Mint25 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (548-562 AD) AE Nummi. Cherson mint. Obv.: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev.: VIC-TOR, Justinian standing, holding long cross and globe. SB 197a, DOC 371. 11 mm
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I - Cherson Mint17 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (548-562 AD) AE Nummi. Cherson mint. Obv.: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right Rev.: VIC-TOR, Justinian standing, holding long cross and globe. SB 197a, DOC 371. 15 mm
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - LATIN RULE109 views1204-1261 LATIN RULE - AE trachy S-2055. Obv.: Christ, bearded, seated facing on throne, holding book with Gospels. Rev.: Half length figure of Emperor. dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule58 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule57 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule60 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Bust of Christ/Emperor standing. Sear #2056.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule37 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Bust of Christ standing/Emperor standing holding scepter cruciger. Sear #2024.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Leo VI94 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Leo VI (28 August AD 886 to 11 May AD 912) AE Follis. Obv: LEON bASILEVS ROMI - Facing bust wearing crown and robes. Rev: + LEON/ EheEObA/ SILEVS-R/ OMEOn. Constantinople mint. Sear Byzantine coins and their value, p. 331, 1729 , 6.78 g. 1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Leo VI 20 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Leo VI (886-912) AE of uncertain denomination. Obv.: Large λε Rev.: Cross floreate on 2 steps, pellets in fields left & right. Cherson Mint. Reference: Sear #1731.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - LEO VI (THE WISE)80 viewsAE Follis - Leo VI (886-912). Constantinople Mint. Legend: LEON BASILEVS ROMI/LEON EhthEObA SILEVS ROMEON1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I51 viewsBronze tetarteron, S 1980, uncertain mint, obverse to left Q / G / e , to right W / GI / O / C (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion and holding spear and shield; reverse MANMHL DeCPOT (or similar), Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger;dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I52 viewsBronze tetarteron, S 1980, uncertain mint, obverse to left Q / G / e , to right W / GI / O / C (or similar), bust of St. George facing, beardless, wearing nimbus, tunic, cuirass, and sagion and holding spear and shield; reverse MANMHL DeCPOT (or similar), Manuel, bust facing, wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and globus cruciger;dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MANUEL I109 viewsManuel I 1143-1180AD Billon trachy "Mother Deum" Billon trachy, 3.68 g., 30 mm. Obv.: The Virgin enthroned. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium. Rev.: Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross. Ref.: D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their values, p. 396, 1964 dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MAURICE TIBERIAS58 viewsBronze follis, S 494, F, 10.431g, 29.5mm, 225o, 4th officina, Constantinople mint, 584 - 601 A.D.; obverse D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large M between ANNO and regnal year, cross above, D below, CON in exdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MAURICE TIBERIAS 33 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - MAURICE TIBERIAS (582-602 CE) Bronze Pentanummia (Half-Follis). Cherson mint. Obv.: ΧΕΡCONOC Maurice on left; Empress Constantina on right, both standing facing & nimbate, Emperor holds globus cruciger; Empress holds long cruciform sceptre. Rev.: Large Δ to left, cross above it; to right - Theodosius, son of Maurice, stands facing, nimbate, holding long staff surmounted by XI-RHO symbol. Reference: Sear #610.

*NOTE: There is a controversy in the attribution: Anokhin (and other Russian experts) assign the varieties with XEPCWNOC to Justin II, instead of the older attribution to Maurice used by Sear. Anokhin assigns only those with DNMAVRIC PP AVG to Maurice. Grierson does not outright deny it, but has his doubts. Very similar coins were issued in the name of Maurice, so older attributions of the "XEPCONOC" types were also to Maurice, but now some scholars have argued that they were originally issued by Justin II. Under the old attribution the obverse figures are Maurice and his wife and the reverse figure is his son Theodosius. Grierson (p. 73) says, "If the coins all belong together it would seem reasonable to regard them as an insurrectionary coinage struck at Cherson in 602, the intention of the rebels having been initially to depose Maurice in favor of his son Theodosius and not the upstart adventurer Phocas." According to this theory, the revolt prompted a new coin with a neutral legend, which was replaced by the emperor's name when the outcome favored Maurice. This attribution is accepted by Sear.

Anokhin (1980) and Hahn (1978) concur in attributing them to Justin II (and the following period). Anokhin argues the two-figure type resembles the regular type introduced by Justin II and Sophia. However, a type can resemble one of Justin II and be issued a few years later. Anokhin says (p. 92) "if the striking commenced from the moment Theodosius was named Augustus, i.e. in 590, all three series with differing types would have had to be issued within limits between 590-602, which is unlikely." Hahn also argues that there are several minor varieties which would probably take a number of years to mint. However, the varieties are clearly very similar and not numerous. I think there is no need to postulate more than ten years to mint three very similar types, all of which are scarce.

Anokhin (p. 92) argues "if we assign the coins described to Maurice we expose their failure to correspond with empire-wide coins, which have on the obverse a portrait of Maurice alone." But that argument is feeble -- we know Maurice minted such coins that fail to correspond with empire-wide coins -- some of the coins we are attributing have his name on them!

Anokhin (p. 93) thinks the reverse figure, if a real person, could "be Tiberius, the future emperor, who was proclaimed Caesar in December 574 and who reigned as co-regent jointly with Sophia during the last four years of the life of Justin II who was mentally ill." However, he does not accept that it is a real person and says "it most likely represents some symbolic figure or a saint."

Hahn notes that the reverse figure seems to be a Caesar (because the pendillia are lacking) and says in the later 6th century the only appropriate Caesar is Tiberius II under Justin II. However, the older attribution already had an acceptable Caesar, just in the early 7th instead of the late 6th century. Hahn notes the first issue, with the "M" and "K" has a capital omega in "XERCWNOC", rather than the later "O", as do some of the "H" and delta pieces. Clearly, the "M" and "K" are the first of the series. However, that does not make them issued by Justin II.

Hahn admits, as noted by Grierson, that the two-figure type is very similar to some coins of Focas, showing a continuum of types could equally well be at either end of the potential attribution period. Hahn gives the attribution to Justin II and calls it "secure." It may well be that the "M" and "K" types began under Justin II, but the Hahn paper presents no convincing evidence.

If we postulate this type began under Justin II, it is hard to explain why it pops up again under Maurice with a 12-year gap from the end of Justin II (578) until Maurice (582-602) promotes Theodosius to Caesar (May 26, 590). Unless, of course, it was minted throughout the period as a type immobilise. (Thanks for ancients.info for the argument text). My own research of my Russian resources vs. Sear and others confirm all of the above!
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Michael VII Ducas30 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Michael VII Ducas (24 October 1071 - 24 March 1078 A.D.) Bronze follis, DOC III, part 2, 14a; SBCV 1878, F, Constantinople mint, weight 9.322g, maximum diameter 28.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse IC - XC (above arms of cross), bust of Christ facing, cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raising right in benediction, Gospels in left, large star right and left; reverse + MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O ∆, bearded bust of Michael VII facing wearing crown and loros, labarum in right, globus cruciger in left; nice highlighting desert patina, nice for the type without the usual strong undertype effects. Bought at FORVM ANCIENT COINS.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - NICEPHORUS II PHOCAS97 viewsSear #1782 Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969) AE 28mm Follis. Double/Overstrike. Bust, NichfB/asilRom / +Nichf/EnQewBa/sileusRw/maiwn. 1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Nicephorus III37 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Nicephorus III (1078-1081 AD) AE Follis. Struck in Constantinople. Obverse: Three-quarter length figure of Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus cross, pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l hand, book of Gospels; in field l., IC over large star; in field r., XC over large star. Reverse: Cross, with globule at each extremity; at centre, circle containing star of eight rays. Sear 1888.
*NOTE: This coin appears to have been overstruck on another issue!
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - NICEPHORUS III ANONYMOUS FOLLIS75 viewsNICEPHORUS III - AE Follis (Class I). OBVERSE: IC - XC - Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction, book of Gospels in left hand, all inside border of large pellets. REVERSE: Latin cross with X at center, globule and two pellets at each extremity, floral ornament in either side of lower fields, crescents in either side of upper fields. SIZE: 25mm. WEIGHT: 6.5g
DATE: 1078-1081 AD. REFERENCE: SB 1889
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - ROMANUS III132 viewsAnonymous follis class B Christ, attributed to Romanus III Obv.: Bust of Christ, facing, Wearing nimbus and holding book with Gospels. Rev.: Legend in four sections around cross standing on three steps. Ref.: D. Sear. Byzantine coins and their value. P. 377, 1823. 28 mm, 10.40 g.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE132 viewsTIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE AE follis. Tiberius II Constantine, DNTibCONS TANT PP AVC; crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield, cross to right bust facing/Large M ANNO II, cross, tHeuP (Antioch) in exurge. SB447, DOC 39
Facing bust of Tiberius II wearing crown with cross and consular robes, holding mappa and scepter. Struck regnal year 2, 580 AD. 30mm, 12.2g. Nice desert patina. Antioch was nearly razed by an earthquake in November, 528 AD. Afterwards, the city adopted the name Theupolis.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Tiberius II Constantine46 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Tiberius II Constantine (578-582) AE 1/4-Follis. Obverse: Bust facing wearing helmet with cross rectangular lamination on his face: D M TIB CON-ST PP AVC. Reverse: Large X, cross above. Constantinople mint. Sear 436. 21.4 mm, 4.85 grams. 1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I 13 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I (867-886 AD) AE 13 - Large B standing on exergual line; cross to right. Rev.: Large Π, crosses left & right. Reference: Sear #1720.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I30 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Basil I (867-886 AD) AE 17 mm Cherson Mint. Large B on exergual line / Cross floriate on two steps, dot on each side. SB 1719; DO 20.1 commentsdpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Constans II18 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Constans II (641-668 AD) AE Follis. Obv.: EN TVTO NIKA, Constans, crowned and wearing chlamys, standing facing, holding long cross and cross on globe. Rev.: Large m (lower case), X to left, ANA above, NEOS to right. Reference: SB 1000dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Constantine IX91 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Constantine IX (1042-1055), AE Class D anonymous follis. 1042-1055 AD. IC to left, XC to right of Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne with back, holding book of Gospels in both hands / bAS-ILE bAS-ILE in three lines, crescent below. Reference: SB 1836.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Justin II and Sophia36 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Justin II and Sophia (565-578 AD) Minted Year 12 (577 AD) - Antioch Mint. Obv.: Ilegible legend; Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, each holding a long sceptre and, between them, a cross on globe. Rev.: Large M center; left side: ANNO, Cross above, right field: XII Gamma below M. Mintmark in exergue: THEUP' . Reference: SB 379, MIB 56-57.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Romanus IV94 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE -- Romanus IV (1068-1071) Anonymous Clas G Follis, Circa 1068-1071. Obv.: IC - XC to left and right of Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction and holding scroll in left, all within border of large dots. Rev.: MP - QV to left and right of facing bust of the Virgin Mary, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large dots. Reference: DOC III pp. 692-4; SB 1867. dpaul7
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Byzantine Empire / Basil II. And Constantine VIII.62 viewsAnonymous AE of Christ 976 - 1025 AD , uncertain mint.
Obverse : + Emma NOVHL / IC - XC, Christ bust.

Reverse : + IhSVS / XRISTVS / BASILEV / BASILE, top & Below vegetal ornament.

Ch VF ,10.14 gr 28.5 mm

Sear 1813
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Byzantine Empire / Constans II , (AD 641-648 )22 viewsAE Follis.
Emperor standing (long beard) / m.
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Byzantine empire / Emperor Constans II. AD 641-66837 viewsConstans II. AD 641-668. AV Solidus (19.6mm, 4.40 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina. Struck 651/2-654. Crowned bust facing, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set upon three steps; S//CONOB. DOC 19f; MIB 23; SB 956. Choice EF, edge filed in a couple of places. Sam
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Byzantine Empire Georgios Lead Seal (700AD)156 viewsGeorgios. Byzantine lead seal 7th century AD

Obv: Cruciform invocative monogram ΘEOTOKE BOHΘEI
Rev: Cruciform monogram ΓEWPΓIOV
Size: 22mm
Wgt: 10.03g
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE JUSTIN II & SOPHIA 565-578Ad.6 viewsFollis struck at Nicomedia (Copper, 12.92 grams, 30 mm)
Obverse: Justin II and his wife Sophia seated on double throne facing
Justin holds globe with cross, Sophia a cross
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and yI/II. Cross above, A between legs, NIKO in exergue
Reference: Sear 369
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Byzantine Empire Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Theoupolis ,Antioch9 viewsDN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large Є with cross at center
Sear: 242, DO 269
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Byzantine Empire, Alexios III Angelos, 1195-12037 viewsBillon Trachy, 2.1g, 30mm, 6h; IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left.
Obv.: ALEZIOC DECP O KWNTANTI, Alexios, crowned, wearing loros, on left, holding labarum; St. Constantine, nimbate, wearing loros, bearded, on right, holding labarum and holding cross on globe between them.
Reference: Sear Byzantine 2011
Notes: Baltimore Expo, 11/6/15, rp
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Byzantine Empire, Alexius I, AE Tetarteron - Overstruck on Pre-reform Follis.15 viewsThessalonica 1081-1118 A.D. 2.13g - 21.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IC-XC - Nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand.

Rev: ALZI DECP - Crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jeweled chlamys, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe.

Sear 1929; BMC 37-40.
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Byzantine Empire, Anastasius I, AE Follis.16 viewsConstantinople 512-517 A.D. 8.97g - 23.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Δ below. Mintmark CON.

DOC I 23; MIB I 27; SB 19.
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Byzantine Empire, Anastasius I, AE Nummus.15 viewsConstantinople 491-518 A.D. 0.71g - 9.5mm, Axis 4h.

Obv: Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust righ.t

Rev: Monogram of Anastasius within linear circle (rudimentary wreath).

Sear 13; MIB 40; DOC I 15.
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Byzantine Empire, Basil II, AE Follis. Added to the Coinproject site.14 viewsConstantinople 976-1028 A.D. 16.85g - 33mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, facing, with nimbate cross behind head, holding book of gospels, dots in centre of book's border, o in each limb of the cross.

Rev: IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE - Legend in four lines.

SB 1813.
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Byzantine Empire, Constans II, September 641 - 15 July 668 A.D.45 viewsGold solidus, DOC II-2 Heraclonas 1c (not in the coll., refs. T.), Hahn MIB 3a, Tolstoi 13, Sommer 12.1, SBCV 936, Wroth BMC -, Morrison BnF -; Ratto -, VF, well centered, double strike, some legend weak, light scratches and bumps, 8th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 4.479g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, Sep 641 - 642/644 A.D.; obverse d N CONSTANTINYS P P AVG, crowned and cuirassed beardless bust facing, small head, wearing chlamys, crown ornamented with cross on circlet, globus cruciger in right hand; reverse VICTORIA AVGY H, cross potent on three steps, CONOB in exergue.

FORVM / The Sam Mansourati Collection.

In 641, when Heraclius died, he was succeeded by his sons Constantine III and Heracleonas. When Constantine III died after only a few months, the Byzantine people suspected that Heracleonas had poisoned him. Heracleonas was deposed, mutilated and banished. Constans II, the son of Constantine III, became emperor. This type is attributed to Heraclonas in DOC II-2 and Morrison BnF but today it is accepted as the first issue of Constantine II.
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Byzantine Empire, Half Follis?10 viewsAE Half Follis?
O:?; Portrait of Emperor facing,
R:ANNO; XX;
Exergue: T, above XX; C, below XX.
4/28/17
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Byzantine Empire, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine (Overstruck) AE Follis.9 viewsNicomedia 610-641 A.D. 12.25g - 29.8mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: [dd NN hERACLIVS ET hERA CON] - Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right, cross between their heads, each wearing crown and chlamys and each holding cross on globe.

Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross or above, regnal year to right, officina letter A below. Mintmark NIK.

SB 834.
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Byzantine Empire, John I Tzimisces, AR Miliaresion. Provenance: Dr. Serop Simonian.12 viewsConstantinople 969-976 A.D. 2.71g - 23.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: + IhSUS XRIStUS nICA* / Iw - AN - Cross crosslet on globus above two steps, circular medallion at center containing facing bust of John with short beard, wearing crown and loros, Iw AN across fields, triple border with eight equally spaced dots.

Rev: + IwANN' - En Xw AVtO - CRAT' EVSEb - bASILEVS - RwmAIw' - Legend in five lines, -+- above and beneath, triple border with eight equally spaced dots.

DO 7; SB 1792.
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Byzantine Empire, Justin I, AE Half Follis.13 viewsConstantinople 518-527 A.D. 9.02g - 24.9mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large K, long cross to left, star above, officina letter B to right, star below, no mintmark.

SB 69; DOC 15.
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Byzantine Empire, Justin II, AE Half Follis.18 viewsNicomedia Year 4 = 568-569 A.D. 5.42g - 28.5mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: NVIPP AV - Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre.

Rev: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year IIII to right. Mintmark NI.

SB 370.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Follis13 viewsAntioch 527-565 A.D. 13.25g - 30mm, Axis 4h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter Γ below. Mintmark +THEUP+.

SB 216; Γ; DOC 210.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Follis.10 viewsConstantinople 527-565 A.D. 15.15g - 32.7mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina A letter below. Mintmark CON.

SB 158; DOC 28.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Half Follis.16 viewsConstantinople Year 15 = 541-542 A.D. 10.54g - 28.1mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield; cross in right field.

Rev: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XU to right, officina letter Ɛ below.

SB 165; DOC 62.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Pentanummium. 8 viewsAntioch 527-565 A.D. 1.69g - 12.5mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Tyche of Antioch seated left, retrograde Epsilon to left, all within shrine.

SB 240; DOC 205.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Pentanummium. 6 viewsAntioch 527-565 A.D. 1.94g - 15mm, Axis 2h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large C with monogram of Antioch within.

SB 245; DOC 272.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Pentanummium. 6 viewsAntioch 527-565 A.D. 2.17g - 18.7mm, Axis 9h.

Obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG - Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Epsilon with + at centre, star to right.

SB 244; DOC 271.
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Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, AE Pentanummium.6 viewsTheoupolis 542 A.D. 1.88g - 17.5mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: DN IVSTINI[ANVS PP AVG] - Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: Large Є with cross at centre.

DOC 269; MIBE 142; SB 242.
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Byzantine Empire, Leo VI, AD 886-9127 viewsAE follis, 7.1g, 26mm, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv.: +LEON bASILEVS ROM; crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev.: +LEON / EN QEO bA / SILEVS R / OMEON
Reference: SB 1729.
Notes: eBay, 10/18/15, wu
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Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Comnenus, AE Tetarteron.8 viewsThessalonica 1143-1180 A.D. 4.00g - 20.4mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Γ / E-WP / ΓI / OC - Facing bust of St. George, unbearded, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield.

Rev: MANOVH-Λ ΔECΠOT - Crowned bust of Manuel, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.

SB 1975; BMC 75-77.
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Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, AD 582-6027 viewsAE Follis; Constantinople mint, AD 583.
Obv.: dN mAVRC PP AV, crowned, draped and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Rev.: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year II to right, officina letter A below, mintmark CON.
Reference: Sear Byzantine 493.
Notes: sold to Eng, 11/15.
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Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, AE Decanummium.3 viewsTheopolis as Antioch Year 10 = 591-592 A.D. 2.30g - 17.9mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN MAV CN P AV - Crowned and mantled bust facing, trefoil pattern on crown, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.

Rev: Large I, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year X to right. Mintmark THEUP.

SB 537.
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Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, AE Decanummium.4 viewsConstantinople 582-602 A.D. 2.70g - 18.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: D N MAVRIC P P AV - Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing.

Rev: Large I, star to left, cross above, officina letter B to right. Mintmark CON.

SB 499.
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Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, AE Follis.4 viewsConstantinople Year 2 = 583-584 A.D. 10.50g - 29.1mm, Axis 11h.

Obv: DN mAVRIC TIBER PP AVI - Crowned, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.

Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year II (2) to right, officina letter Ɛ below. Mintmark CON.

SB492; DOC 20.
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Byzantine Empire, Phocas, AE Half Follis.10 viewsCyzicus Year 2 = 602-603 A.D. 6.31g - 27.2mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: DN FOCAS PERP AVG - Crowned, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and cross.

Rev: Large XX, cross above, regnal year II to right. Mintmark KYZB.

SB 670; MIB 79.
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Byzantine Empire, temp. Nikephoros III, 1078-10838 viewsAE Anonymous Follis, Class I, 6.2g, 27mm, 6h; Constantinople mint.
Obv.: Bust of Christ.
Rev.: Ornate cross on floreate base.
Reverence: SB 1889
Notes: eBay, wq
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Byzantine Empire, Tiberius II Constantine, AE Half Follis. Added to the Wildwinds site.4 viewsAntioch Year 2=583-584 A.D. 7.60g - 23.6mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: ..TAN-TI.. - Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.

Rev: Large X, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year II to right, e below.

SB 453 (regnal year omitted); MIB 51.
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE. Andronicus II and Michael IX, AD 1295-132010 viewsAR Basilikon, 22mm, 2.1g, 6h; Mint of Constantinople.
Obv.: IC XC KVREI BOHΘH, Christ enthroned, right hand raised in benediction, large dot either side.
Rev.: ΑVΤΩΚΡΑΤΟ - PΕC PWΜΑION; Andronicus standing left and Michael standing right; holding between them a labarum.
Reference: DOC V part 1.Class VIII.(f) 528-534
From the H8Modern Collection / 17-142-115
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Byzantine Empire: Phocas (602-610) Æ Half Follis, Cyzicus (Sear 669; DOC 82; MIBE 80b)8 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
Rev: Large XX; star above; KYZA in exergue



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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118 CE) AR Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1907; DOC 9) 19 viewsObv: Christ enthroned facing, holding Gospels; across field, barred IC XC
Rev: Crowned bust of Alexius I facing, weaing loros, holding labarum and akakia; in left and right fields, star

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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) AR Histamenon nomisma, Thessalonica (Sear-1904; DOC VI-4)53 viewsObv: +KЄ B Θ AΛЄZ. IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in left hand
Rev: DIMITI, DECPOTHT, Full-length figure of emperor facing, on right, and of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, facing to right and handing to emperor labarum on long shaft standing on globule
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Pb Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1934L1; DOC Pb.37; Grierson 1035)29 viewsObv: Standing facing figures of John II, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, and St. Demetrius, wearing short military tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding swords and between them, labarum on long shaft.
Rev: Alexius and Irene standing facing, both wearing crown, stemma, divitision and loros and holding between them cross on long shaft
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) PB Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (DOC 42)16 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels (open) in left hand; Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in left globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)27 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1909; DOC 18)53 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin Mary, with medallion of Christ on chest
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-1911; DOC VI-19)27 viewsObv: Cross potent set on two steps; pellet at each termination of arm
Rev: CЄP CVN/ЄPΓЄI BA/CIΛЄI AΛ/ЄZIω in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint in Greece (Sear 1932; DOC IV 45)22 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; A-A across upper field, K-Φ across lower
Rev: AΛЄZ; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding scepter and globus cruciger


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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)28 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)8 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetartemorion, Thessalonica (Sear-1934 ; DOC 44)11 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length facing bust of the Theotokos
Rev: Crowned half-length facing bust of Alexius, wearing loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Constantinople (Sear-1922; DOC-35)25 viewsObv: IC XC; Christ Pantokrator enthroned facing
Rev: +ΕΙ ΔΕC; Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1929; DOC 38)21 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1929; DOC 38)41 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Alexius, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)7 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)44 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles


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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-1931; DOC VI-40)17 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust, holding cruciform scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Jeweled cross with central X and globe at each extremity; C-Φ/AΛ-Δ in angles
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1932 ; DOC 45)18 viewsObv: A-A / K-Φ; Patriarchal cross set on two steps.
Rev: AΛEΞI; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand jeweled scepter, and in left hand, globus cruciger

Plate coin from the article Wolkow, C., À propos d’un groupe de monnaies frappées sous Alexis I Comnène trouvé à Chypre, Bulletin du Cercle d'Etudes Numismatiques, Vol. 51/No. 1, Jan. 2014
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius I Comnenus (1081-1118) Æ Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1933; DOC 43)34 viewsObv: Christ Pantokrator standing facing
Rev: Alexius standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)49 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy Nomisma, Constantinople (Sear-2011; DOC 3a)36 viewsObv: Beardless, nimbate bust of Christ, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in left hand. Pellet, or pellets, normally in each limb of nimbus cross. IC XC in field
Rev: Full-length figure of Alexius on left and of St. Constantine nimbate, holding between them globus cruciger. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; both hold labarum-headed scepter.
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1195-1203) BI Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2012; DOC 3)31 viewsObv: Facing bust of Christ Emmanuel
Rev: Alexius and St. Constantine standing facing, holding labara and a globus cruciger between them


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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Byzantine Empire: Alexius III Angelus-Comnenus (1197-1203) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 2015; DOC 5a)30 viewsObv: Θ/ΓЄ/ШP ΓI/OC; Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds spear in right hand, resting on left shoulder, and in left, hilt of sword
Rev: ΑΛЄΞΙΟC ΔЄCΠΟΤΗC; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in right hand labarum on long shaft, and in left globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) AV Tremissis, Constantinople (Sear 8; DOC 10; MIBE 12)13 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM; Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe, star to right; CONOB in exergue

From the Iconodule Collection
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-53; DOC 49a; MIBE 62)22 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I right
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; AAN to the right
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-53; DOC 49b; MIBE 62)14 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I right
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; ABN to the right
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear-29; DOC 26c; MIBE 39)11 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVC or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; to right Γ
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear-29; DOC 26c; MIBE 39)10 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVC or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є with pellet above and below central bar; to right Γ
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 45; DOC 44; MIB 54)15 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG or similar; Bust facing right with diadem, cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large Є; to right N
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 26; DOC 19c; MIBE 34a)11 viewsObv: DN ANA-STASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CON-CORD; Large I between pellets
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)12 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23; MIB 23)13 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, officina letter beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)25 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 19; DOC 23i; MIBE 27)13 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars; cross above, Δ beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-14; DOC 16; MIBE 22)32 viewsObv: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-21; DOC 231; MIBE 28b)12 viewsObv: DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M between two stars with pellets above and below; cross above, Є beneath; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Anastasius I (491-518) Æ Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear-23; DOC 18; MIBE 31)18 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large K; cross to left
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)45 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)58 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Commenos (1183-1185) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1985)25 viewsObv: MP - ΘV. The Theotokos (Virgin Mary) standing facing on dais, holding bust of the infant Christ.
Rev: ANΔPONIKOC ΔECΠOTHC / IC - XC. Andronicus standing facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger, being crowned by Christ to right, holding Gospels
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Half Tetarteron, Uncertain Mint (Sear-1989; DOC-8)32 viewsObv: Half-length bust of the Virgin Mary facing, orans; medallion with bust of Christ on her chest
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus facing, holding labarum and globus cruciger

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 1987; DOC IV, 6)24 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ANΔPO-NIKOC; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and saigon; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus I Comnenus (1183-1185) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear 1987; DOC IV, 6)19 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in field; Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ANΔPO-NIKOC; Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and saigon; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left, globus cruciger
Dim: 21 mm; 4.76 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) AE trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2373; DOC 811; LPC 212.14; PCPC 246; Lianta 687)16 viewsObv: Ⓐ/Γ to left, Δ/MH/TP or variation to right; Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds globus cruciger; Manus Dei in upper right field, two stars in left field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) AE trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2373; DOC 811; LPC 212.14; PCPC 246; Lianta-687)16 viewsObv: Ⓐ/Γ to left, Δ/MH/TP or variation to right; Full-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciger; left hand holds globus cruciger; Manus Dei in upper right field, two stars in left field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) BI Tornese, Class III Constantinople Mint (Sear-2327, DOC V-558,559)31 viewsObv: Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by Manus Dei to upper right; Bs on cloak
Rev: Large B over cross pattée; traces of pellets in quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) BI Tornese, Constantinople (Sear-2327var; DOC 558-9; PCPC 94B)13 viewsObv: Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia; manus Dei to upper right; ; sigla: ᗷ | ᗺ
Rev: Large B over cross pattée with pellets in quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2334)52 viewsObv: Bust of the Virgin, arms spread, within the walls of Constantinople with 6 groups of triple towers, sigla in lower fields A - X
Rev: Christ standing on the right, facing three-quarters lefty, holding Book of Gospels, placing right hand on the head of Andronikos prostrate in proskynesis, Greek legend in fields IC - XC (right) and ANDRONIKOS EN HO DESPOTIS O PALLO (left)
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2359; DOC 913-17; PCPC-263)17 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding spear
Rev: Andronicus kneeling before and being blessed by Christ standing left
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2360)11 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding small cross to chest.
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and being crowned and blessed by the Virgin Mary to right; star above, retrograde B between.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2438; DOC V, 686-89; LPC 90.39; PCPC 171; Lianta 798)8 viewsObv: O/AΓ/IOC/AN to left, Δ/PO/NI/KO/C to right, or similar; Half-length figure of St. Andronicus, beardless and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments; right hand holds small cross before him
Rev: AVTOKPATOPЄC - POMAIШN; Full-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros
of simplified type; between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (LPC-12)16 viewsObv: Bust of Archangel Michael facing, holding scepter and globus
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding cruciform scepter and being crowned by Christ standing facing to right
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2354; DOC 591-92; LPC 56.31; PCPC 122)15 viewsObv: Palaeologan monogram in elaborate quatrefoil
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding labarum-scepter and globe surmounted by ∴ with Manus Dei in upper right field; to left, A/NΔ/PON/IKOC
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-2335; DOC 567)12 viewsObv: The Theotokos Hagiosoritissa standing facing, orans
Rev: Andronicus, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia, being crowned by military saint


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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2366; Grierson 1433; LPC 208.8)13 viewsObv: Long cross with wing to left
Rev: Three-quarter length figures of Andronicus left, and St. Demetrius right with large cross between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2366; Grierson 1433; LPC 208.8)3 viewsObv: Long cross with wing to left
Rev: Three-quarter length figures of Andronicus left, and St. Demetrius right with large cross between them
Dim: 21mm, 1.04 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2368; DOC 841-44; Lianta 695-96)18 viewsObv: Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate
Rev: ΔHMHT - ANΔ; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate on left, and of bearded emperor; between them large patriarchal cross. Saint and emperor hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
Dim: 22mm, 1.29g, 6h

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2368; DOC 841-44; Lianta 695-96)12 viewsObv: Brockage
Rev: Half-length figures of St. Demetrius and Andronicus, holding patriarchal cross between them
Dim: 15mm, 0.53g


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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2369; LPC 210.10; PCPC 212; DOC V, Class III, pl. 41,729)19 viewsObv: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds sword; left hand holds shield
Rev: Emperor, bearded, seated upon throne without back wearing stenuna, divitision., collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds globus surmounted by patriarchal cross; left hand holds lily scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2385; DOC V 745-8; LPC 220.24; PCPC 221; Lianta 673-674)16 viewsObv: Two wings with six-pointed star above and below
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of emperor in portico, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand , and in left hand anexikakia
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2389; DOC V.820; LPC 222.28; PCPC 248)11 viewsObv: Lattice pattern; 8 pointed star at center
Rev: Emperor standing facing, holding large patriarchal cross at left and akakia at right
Dim: 19mm, 1.31 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849)16 viewsObv: Nimbate half-length figure of St. Demetrius facing, holding sword; retrograde B to left
Rev: Winged and crowned facing half-length figure of Andronicus, holding model of city and labarum
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849-51; LPC p. 210, 11)10 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear; large retrograde B to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus standing facing, holding model of city and cross-tipped scepter


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849-51; LPC p. 210, 11; PCPC 255)14 views Obv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear; large retrograde B to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus standing facing, holding model of city and cross-tipped scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849-51; LPC p. 210, 11; PCPC 255)8 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear; large retrograde B to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus standing facing, holding model of city and cross-tipped scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2379; DOC 846-8; LPC, p. 216, 20)20 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding sword and shield; large stars in fields
Rev: Andronicus, wing to right, standing facing, holding patriachal cross and scepter


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 354, 1 July 2015, Lot 719
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2379; DOC 846-8; LPC, p. 216, 20)9 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding sword and shield; large stars in fields
Rev: Andronicus, wing to right, standing facing, holding patriachal cross and scepter
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2383; LPC 218.22; PCPC 243; Lianta 683-685)13 viewsObv: Wing to right holding to left, large patriarchal cross; large to left ᗺ
Rev: ANXΔ on right; half-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in right hand haloed cross, and in left hand, labarum-headed scepter; Palaeologan monogram in upper left field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2387; DOC 798-800; PCPC 241)12 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; star to lower left and right
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding staff surmounted by cross in circle in each hand

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 758
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2387; DOC 798-800; PCPC-241)17 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross; star to lower left and right
Rev: ANIKC to the left; Andronicus standing facing, holding staff surmounted by cross in circle with each hand

From the Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 240, 8 September 2010, lot 501
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2393; DOC 789-928; LPC, p. 224, 32)12 viewsObv: Large six-petalled flower or six-rayed star
Rev: Andronicus, wing to right, standing facing, holding large B in each hand


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2393; DOC 789-92; PCPC 239)22 viewsObv: Large six-pointed star
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding large, outward-facing B in each hand
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2393; DOC 789-92; PCPC 239)11 viewsObv: Large six-pointed star
Rev: Andronicus standing facing, holding large, outward-facing B in each hand

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Unpublished) 7 viewsObv: ΔHMHT - ANΔ; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate on left, and of bearded emperor; between them large patriarchal cross. Saint and emperor hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Michael IX, beardless on left, crowned by Andronicus II, bearded. Michael holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left anexikakia. Andronicus holds in left hand scepter cruciger. Both emperors wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros. Star in left field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)14 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2448; DOC V.700; PCPC 180; LPC 98.49; Lianta 803)8 viewsObv: Long Cross pattee, small X at intersection, B B in upper and lower quarters
Rev: +AVTOKPATOPЄCPOMAIШN forming outer circle of legend; Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma; between them labarum on long shaft; Both emperors place free hand upon chest
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2430; DOC-647)18 viewsObv: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them
Rev: Cross pattée; pellets in quarters
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2434; DOC 671-6; LPC, p. 86, 33)13 viewsObv: Andronicus standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
Rev: Michael standing facing, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 757
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2435; DOC 677-680)16 viewsObv: Bust of Archangel Michael
Rev: Half-length figures of Andronicus to left, and Michael to right, either side of Christ standing who crowns the emperors
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2443; DOC 692; PCPC 175)11 viewsObv: Large B and retrograde B back-to-back
Rev: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 749
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2446; DOC 698; PCPC 178)13 viewsObv: Large N IЄ (date)
Rev: Andonicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 751
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2423)15 viewsObv: Half-length figure of St. George facing, holding sword and shield
Rev: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding long cross between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Constantinople? (Sear-2416 var; DOC 599-600 var; LPC 16-17 var; PCPC 148-149 var))14 viewsObv: Facing bust of the Virgin, orans, with bust of Infant Christ on breast; cross of pellets to either side
Rev: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding long cross(?) between them.

This issue is possibly unrecorded with the crosses of four pellets on the obverse. Also, the top of the object the emperors hold is flatly struck, and it is unclear if it is a long cross or labarum.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (DOC 774-777; LPC 80; PCPC 234)33 viewsObv: Large cross pattée; stars in upper quarters, B B in lower
Rev: Half-length facing busts of Andronicus and Michael, holding between them a large patriarchal cross between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2425)16 viewsObv: Ornate labarum springing from crescent; pellets around
Rev: The two emperors standing facing, holding patriarchal cross between them
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2458; DOC 778-779; LPC 232.6; PCPC 235)13 viewsObv: Two concentric circles bisected by vertical band
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II and of Michael IX, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and loros; between them haloed cross on long shaft. Both emperors hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2458; DOC 778-779; LPC 232.6; PCPC 235)10 viewsObv: Two concentric circles bisected by vertical band
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II and of Michael IX, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and loros; between them haloed cross on long shaft. Both emperors hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica Mint (Sear 2458; DOC 778-779; LPC 232.6; PCPC 235)16 viewsObv: Two concentric circles bisected by vertical band
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II and of Michael IX, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and loros; between them haloed cross on long shaft. Both emperors hold in right and left hand respectively scepter cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1294-1320) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2436; DOC class X, 681-2; PCPC 169)30 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate. Legend inside two borders;
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divistion, and loros; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1294-1320) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2436; DOC class X, 681-2; PCPC 169)8 viewsObv: IC XC in field. Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate. Legend inside two borders;
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divistion, and loros; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Leonard O. Greenfield Collection
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) AR Basilikon (Sear-2402)37 viewsObv: Christ, bearded and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction; left hand resting on Gospel.
Rev: Full-length figure of Andrionicus II, bearded on left, and Michael IX, beardless on right; between them labarum with circle beneath the plaque, on long shaft ending to base. Andronicus wears stemma, divisition, and jeweled loros of simple type. Michael similarly dressed. Both emperors place free hands upon chest.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) Assarion, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2440)25 viewsObv: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them; Legend Around - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN
Rev: Legend in four lines - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus with Michael IX (1295-1320) Assarion, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2440)9 viewsObv: Andronicus and Michael standing facing, holding labarum between them; Legend Around - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN
Rev: Legend in four lines - AVTOKPATOREC PWMAIWN

ex Tom Cederlind Collection; ex CNG

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus, with Michael IX (1282-1328) AV Hyperpyron, Thessalonica (Sear-2396v; Bendall 207.2)23 viewsObv: Bust of the Virgin, orans, within city walls with six groups of towers; Ʞ - K
Rev: Christ standing facing, crowning Andronicus and Michael kneeling to either side
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ assarion (Grierson 1473; DOC V 936-40; Sommer 82.14; Lianta 843-44)9 viewsObv: Palaeologan monogram
Rev: Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, on left, and of bearded emperor; between them staff surmounted by large lily; Saint holds in right hand spear, Emperor holds in left hand scepter cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ assarion (Sear-2487; DOC 929; LPC 240.11; PCPC 261; Lianta-839)10 viewsObv: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds sword across knees
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus wearing stemma, holding lis and cruciform scepter; stars in field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ assarion (Sear-2487; DOC 929; LPC 240.11; PCPC 261; Lianta-839)12 viewsObv: St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, seated upon throne without back; holds sword across knees
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of Andronicus wearing stemma, holding lis and cruciform scepter; stars in field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)10 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)13 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2481; DOC V Class IV 908-12; LPC 126.13; PCPC 205; Lianta 831)9 viewsObv: Cross ancrée with pellet in each angle
Rev: AVTOKPATOP POMAIШN (or similar, sometimes retrograde); Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, bearded, wearing crown and chlamys, holding cross-scepter in right hand and holding left in front of him
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2478; DOC 894-5; LPC, p. 124, 10)11 viewsObv: Half-length bust of St. George, holding spear and shield
Rev: Half-length bust of Andronicus, holding cross-tipped scepter and globus cruciger


ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 354, 1 July 2015, Lot 721
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2477; DOC 887; Grierson 1426)11 viewsObv: Nimbate standing figure of St. Demetrius, holding spear and shield
Rev: Andronicus standing, holding labarum and globus cruciger
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)11 viewsObv: Ⓐ to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)12 viewsObv: Ⓐ to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2482; LPC 234.2; PCPC 257; Lianta 834)13 viewsObv: Ⓐ to left, Δ/M/T to right. Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing armor; right hand holds spear.
Rev: A M above St. Michael. Three-quarter-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate, on left, turning right, and with left hand raised in blessing over the head of the emperor, who holds two patriarchal crosses. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion.
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2483; DOC V Class III, 919-20; LPC 234.3; PCPC 270; Lianta 835)25 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross with winged shaft
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus on left, and beardless and nimbate St. Demetrius; between them cross on long shaft; Andronicus wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds scepter cruciger; St. Demetrius holds in left hand spear; Star in cloud in upper center field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2483; DOC V Class III, 919-20; LPC 234.3; PCPC 270; Lianta 835)10 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross with winged shaft
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus on left, and beardless and nimbate St. Demetrius; between them cross on long shaft; Andronicus wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds scepter cruciger; St. Demetrius holds in left hand spear; Star in cloud in upper center field
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2483; DOC V Class III, 919-20; LPC 234.3; PCPC 270; Lianta 835)2 viewsObv: Patriarchal cross with winged shaft
Rev: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus on left, and beardless and nimbate St. Demetrius; between them cross on long shaft; Andronicus wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros; right hand holds scepter cruciger; St. Demetrius holds in left hand spear; Star in cloud in upper center field
Dim: 20mm, 1.3 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2486; DOC 927-8; LPC 236.6; PCPC 271; Lianta-836)8 viewsObv: ΓΑΙ to left; ΔΗΤ to right; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divistion, cruciger place and loros, holding in both hands large patriarchal cross
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2486; DOC 927-8; LPC 236.6; PCPC 271; Lianta-836)11 viewsObv: ΓΑΙ to left; ΔΗΤ to right; Half-length figure of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion; right hand holds spear; left hand holds shield
Rev: Three-quarter-length figure of bearded emperor wearing stemma, divistion, cruciger place and loros, holding in both hands large patriarchal cross

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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear 2497; LPC 242.13; PCPC 265)2 viewsObv: Andronicus on horseback right, holding scepter; B to left, star to right
Rev: Palaeologan monogram; stars flanking
Dim: 19mm, 1.2 g
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2501; LPC p. 244, 1; PCPC-275; Grierson-1474)14 viewsObv: St. Michael standing facing, holding sword over shoulder and shield.
Rev: Andronicus standing facing to left and John V standing facing to right, both holding scepters; star in each field above and to left.
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous (ca. 10th-11th Century) Pb Seal 14 viewsObv: M X on either side; St. Michael standing front, holding lotus-tipped scepter and globe
Rev: ⵙ|NI|KO Λ|ΑΟ|C; St. Nicholas standing facing, wearing nimbus and holding book, raising his right hand in blessing
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Obv: Facing bust of the Archangel Michael, wearing loros and holding scepter and globe
Rev: Patriarchal cross with floral ornaments
Size: 16mm
Wgt: 4.78g
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (11th-12th Century)158 viewsByzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (11th-12th Century)

Obv: +OV | CΦPA | ΓIC EI | MI in four lines
Rev: THN | ΓPAΦ, | RΛEΠ | NOEI in four lines
Size: 21mm
Wgt: 9.34g

Cf. Orghidan 556 (same legend on an iconographical seal);

(“Ou sphragis eimi, tèn graphèn blepòn noei” – “Observe the document to see whose seal I am”)
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (ca. 11-12th Century)146 viewsObv: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ with beard and nimbus cruciger, wearing pallium and colobium, raising hand in benediction and holding Book of Gospels inside border
Rev: M-Q to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised inside border
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1708)57 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRISτЧS hICA.
Cross potent set on three steps on globe.
Rev: + bASI/ LIOS CЄ/ COnSTAn/TIn PISTV/ bASILIS/ ROMEO.
Legend in 6 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)38 viewsObv: bASILIOS bASILEVS.
Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn.
Legend in 4 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1709)14 views Obv: bASILIOS bASILEVS; Emperor seated facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and akakia.
Rev: bASIL / IOS Eh ΘΕΟ / bASILEVS / ROmEOn; Legend in 4 lines.

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 355, 15 July 2015, Lot 699
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)29 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; • to either side.
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Cherson (Sear-1719)10 viewsObv: Large B
Rev: Cross crosslet on two steps; • to either side
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1721; DOC III 8b)21 viewsObv: + ЬASILIOSSCOҺST' AЧGG; Two busts facing, Basil to left, bearded, Constantine to right, smaller, beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding between them by their right hands a labarum ornamented with ⁛ and streamers
Rev: + ЬASIL / SCOҺSTAҺ / TIҺOSЄҺΘO / ЬASILSЄISR / OMAOҺ in five lines
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Byzantine Empire: Basil I the Macedonian (867-886) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1712; DOC-11)24 viewsObv: Crowned facing half-length figures of Basil, wearing loros and holding akakia, flanked by Leo and Constantine, each wearing chlamys
Rev: + ЬASIL / COҺSTAҺ / T S LЄOҺ ЄҺ / ΘO ЬASILS / ROMЄOҺ in five lines; ✷ below
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Byzantine Empire: Basil II Bulgaroktonos with Constantine VIII (977-989 CE) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1810; DOC 17)38 viewsObv: Cross crosslet, with X at intersection, on base, globus, and four steps. In field left, facing bust of Basil, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross and pendilia. In field right, facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross and pendilia. Triple linear border
Rev: with ornament above and beneath. Triple linear border
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II & Contantine IV (641-668) Nummi, Syracuse (Sear-1110)28 viewsObv: Constans, holding long cross with right hand, and Constantine IV, both crowned, standing facing
Rev: Large M; to the left, crowned figure of Heraclius standing facing, monogram above; to right, crowned figure of Tiberius standing facing; SCL in exergue

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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 3 (Sear 1030; DOC 108; MIB 57.1)12 viewsObv: D N CON-TΛNTIN VPP Crowned and draped bust of Constans facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: VICTORI AAVς Γ; Cross potent set on three steps; P to right; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AE Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1104; DOC-II, Part 2-176)12 viewsObv: No legend, Bust of Constans II facing, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M, monogram above
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AE Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1106; DOC-II, Part 2-177b)12 viewsObv: No legend, Bust of Constans II facing, with short beard, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M, monogram above
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AE Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1111, DOC-II, Part 2-182a)30 viewsObv: Bust facing, with close beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet. In right hand, globus cruciger. In field right, star. Beard as row of dots.
Rev: Large Monogram, to left A N, to the right Z.
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AR Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-998; DOC 57; MIB-152; Yannopoulos 189-223)39 viewsObv: To left, bust of Constans, facing, with long beard, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet in front and behind it, plume. To right, Constantine IV, beardless, wearing chlamys and similar crown without plume. Between heads, cross
Rev: Cross potent on base over globe on three steps. To left, Heraclius, to right, smaller Tiberius, both beardless, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AV Solidus, Carthage (Sear 1043; DOC 125; MIB 72b)14 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing busts of Constans, holding globus cruciger, and Constantine
Rev: Cross potent set on globe; at sides, crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; P below
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 12 (Sear 1037; DOC 116; MIB 64)12 viewsObv: D N CO-NSTANT; Crowned bust facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG; cross potent set on three steps; IA/CONOB in exergue



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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Decanummium, Syracuse (Sear-1115; DOC 185; MIB-214)17 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; A/N and N/O/I across field
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE )10 viewsDim: 23mm, 4.28 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE 170b)6 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above cross or star, beneath Λ?, to left, A/N/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, XIIII
Dim: 20 mm, 3.12 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY14 (Sear 1007; DOC 72; MIBE 170b)7 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above star, beneath Є, to left, A/N/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, XIIII
Dim: 17mm, 3.39g, 6h
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY15 (Sear 1008; DOC 75a; MIBE 172c)6 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M, beneath A; above ✴, to left, KШN, to right, CTAN; in exergue XЧ
Dim: 19mm, 2.98 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY2 (Sear 1000; DOC 63; MIBE 162a)17 viewsObv: Constantine II, beardless, standing facing, wearing crown topped with cross and chlamys, holding long cross and globus cruciger
Rev: Large m; A/N/A to left, N/Є/O/ς to right; A II in exergue


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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY2 (Sear 1001; DOC 61a; MIBE 163a)6 viewsObv: ЄNTϪT ONIKA; Constans standing, facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; In right hand, long cross, in left, globus cruciger
Rev: Large M; above ANA, to left, O/Φ/A, to right, N/Є/O/ς; in exergue, to left A, to right II
Dim: 23mm, 4.10 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1109; DOC 180; MIB 209; Anastasi 157)10 viewsObv: Constans, holding staff, and Constantine, standing facing
Rev: Large M; monogram above; SCL in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Half Follis, Carthage (Sear 1057; DOC II 138; MIB 196a-b)13 viewsObv: CONSTAN TINVSPP AVG; Bust facing, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet; in right hand, globus cruciger
Rev: Large cross; X on either side; in exergue, CRTς
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Half Follis, Carthage (Sear-1060/1059 Mule)13 viewsObv: Crowned and draped bust facing, holding mappa and globus cruciger, crown ornamented with cross
Rev: Large cross; C-T above X-X across field; above, star between two pellets

From the Prue Morgan Fitts Collection.

This coin has the reverse type of SB 1059, with pellets to either side of the star on the reverse, but has the obverse type of SB 1060, with Constans' crown ornamented with a cross instead of a trefoil
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)12 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
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Byzantine Empire: Constans II (641-668) Æ Half Follis, Syracuse (Sear 1113; DOC II.183; MIB 212; Anastasi 118; Berk 699)29 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust with long beard, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger; cross surmounted by palm frond to right
Rev: Large Kω monogram; A/N and I across field
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IV Pogonatus (668-685) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1209; Berk-740)14 viewsObv: Constantine IV standing facing, wearing helmet and cuirass and holding spear
Rev: Large M between facing standing figures of Heraclius on left and Tiberius on right; above M, monogram; in exergue, SCL
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IV Pogonatus (668-685) Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-1168)19 viewsObv: D N CONATANY. Helmeted bust facing slightly right, holding spear and shield.
Rev: DEYS ADIYTA ROmANIS. Cross potent set on globe on three steps; Heraclius, holding long cross, and Tiberius, holding globus cruciger, standing facing on either side.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IV Pogonatus (668-685) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1210; DOC 63; MIB 107; Anastasi 249)11 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield
Rev: Large M; monogram above; SCL in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IV Pogonatus (668-685) Æ Half Follis, Rome (Sear-1234; DOC 83; MIB 115)5 viewsObv: Crowned facing bust of Constantine, holding spear
Rev: Crowned facing busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; between, cross above X/X; ROM in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine IX (1042-1055) 2/3 Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1835)66 viewsObv: H RΛAXERNITICA / MP - ΘV.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.
Rev: ΘKE R Θ KWNCTANTINW ΔECΠOTH TW MONOMAX.
Legend in 5 lines.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)32 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)30 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V (741-775) AE Follis, Syracuse Mint (Sear-1569; DOC 19)19 viewsObv: Two half-length figures facing, Constantine V, bearded to left, and Leo IV, beardless to right, each wearing crown with cross, holding in right hand akakia; between heads, cross. To left K, Λ/Є/O/N to right
Rev: Half length figure of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, cross potent on base; Λ/Є/O/N to left, Δ/Є/C/Π to right
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V Copronymus (741-775 CE) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1556; DOC 11)16 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing busts of Constantine V and Leo IV; cross above
Rev: Crowned facing bust of Leo III, wearing loros and holding cross potent, set on horizontal bar; cross to right; below bar, large M between X-N; A below M
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V Copronymus (741-775 CE) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1557; DOC 13)11 viewsObv: Constantine and Leo seated facing on lyre-backed throne; Constantine on left, Leo IV on right, beardless; Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, and rests right hand (holding akakia?) on lap; Between heads, cross
Rev: Bust of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding in right hand, inwards, cross potent on base, all above a horizontal line ornamented at each end with little globes; Below, M with X to left, N to right, and A beneath; In upper field right, cross
Dim: 19 mm, 2.61 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V Copronymus (741-775) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-1568; DOC 18; Anastasi 421)18 viewsObv: Three-quarter length figure of Constantine V, bearded, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding in right hand, akakia
Rev: Same type as obverse, but with Leo IV, beardless
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1596; DOC III.6)12 viewsObv: Crowned facing busts of Constantine VI and Irene, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively; cross above
Rev: Crowned facing busts of Constantine V, Leo III and Leo IV surmounting horizontal bar above large M; X and N flanking M, A below
Dim: 20mm, 2.36 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1598; DOC-7)46 viewsObv: Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter
Rev: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, [holding globus cruciger; pellet to left;] to right, cross above pellet; in exergue, large M between X N and above A
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VI & Irene (780-797) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1598; DOC-7)17 viewsObv: Crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros and holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter
Rev: Crowned bust of Constantine facing, holding globus cruciger; pellet to left; to right, cross above pellet; in exergue, large M between X N and above A
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII - Porphyrogenitus and Zoe (913-959) Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1758)39 viewsObv: COnStAnt' CE ZOH b.
Crowned busts of Constantine, wearing loros, and Zoe, draped, holding patriarchal cross between them.
Rev: +COnS/ tAnTInO/ CE ZOh bA/ SILIS RO/ mEOn.
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1760; DOC 25)50 viewsObv: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM; Crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Rev: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW-MAIWN; Legend in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1761; DOC 26)20 viewsObv: + COҺST ЬASIL ROM; Bust of Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross; in left hand, globus cruciger; in right hand, akakia
Rev: + COҺST / ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines
Dim: 26 mm; 5.49 g; 6 h

Overstruck on a follis of Romanus I Lecapenus minted in Constantinople at 920-944, Sear 1760
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1761; DOC 26)15 viewsObv: + COҺST ЬASIL ROM; Bust of Constantine VII facing, bearded, wearing modified loros and crown with cross; in left hand, globus cruciger; in right hand, akakia
Rev: + COҺST / ЄҺ ӨЄO ЬA/SILЄVS R/OMЄOҺ in four lines
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Unit, Cherson (Sear 1771; DOC 29)10 viewsObv: Facing bust of Constantine VII, beardless, wearing robes and crown with trefoil ornament
Rev: Large K over ω
Dim:18.28 mm, 2.64g
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I (913-959) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1754; DOC 18)5 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRI-STЧS ҺICA; Cross crosslet set upon three steps; globus below
Rev: ROmAҺO / COҺSTAҺt / CЄ XPISTOF / ЄҺ XШ ЄV SЄ / Ь' ЬASIL R'; Legend in five lines
Dim: 2.70 g
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and Romanus I (913-959) Æ19, Cherson Mint (Sear-1772; DOC 38)11 viewsObv: Sear Monogram 49 of Constantine VII and Romanus I
Rev: Sear Monogram 50 of Constantine VII and Romanus I

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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) AR ⅔ Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1851; DOC 6d)16 viewsObv: + ӨKЄ ROHӨЄI; Theotokos orans standing facing; MHP ӨV across field
Obv: + ӨKЄ RO/HӨЄI KШN/CTANTINШ/ΔЄCΠOTH/TШ ΔUKAv in seven lines; — • — above and below legend
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)12 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
Dim: 27 mm, 7.43 g, 5 h
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)17 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)14 viewsSTOLEN DURING TRANSIT

Obv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine X Ducas (1059-1067) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1853; DOC 8)10 viewsObv: +ЄMMA NOVHA; Christ Emmanuel standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus, pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels with both hands; in fields, IC XC
Rev: +ΚШΝΤΔΚ ЄVΔΚΑVΓΟ; Eudocia and Constantine X standing facing, both crowned and wearing loros, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps
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Byzantine Empire: David, Hypatos Lead Seal (fist half of 8th Century AD)187 viewsByzantine Empire: David, Hypatos Lead Seal (fist half of 8th Century AD)

Obv: ΔAVIΔ in cruciform floral design, within wreath
Rev: VΠATW in cruciform floral design, within wreath
Size: 27mm
Wgt: 15.05g
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 14 (Sear 866; DOC 202; MIB 83) 9 viewsObv: D-N ЄR-ACLIO P P IΔ; crowned, cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing, wearing pendilia, globus cruciger in right hand
Rev: VICTORIA • AVGG A; cross potent set on three steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641 CE) Æ 6 Nummi, Alexandria (Sear-864; DOC 200; MIB 211)19 viewsObv: Large S
Rev: Palm tree with dates


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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) AE Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-825)23 viewsObv: Martina on left, Heraclius in centre and Heraclius Constantine on right, standing facing, all crowned and wearing chlamys and all holding cross on globe
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, B or G below, mintmark ΘЄC
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Decanummium, Carthage Mint (Sear-859)20 viewsObv: D N ERACLIO P P AVG.
Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown cruciger.
Rev: Large X between M and N; above, cross; below, star; pellet below M and N .
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Hexagram, Constantinople (Sear-798)20 viewsObv: ddNN hERACLIYS ET hERA CONST; Heraclius left, bearded and Heraclius Constantinus right, without beard, enthroned facing, both wearing cruciform crown and chlamys, holding globus cruciger. Cross between their heads
Rev: DEYS ADIYTA ROMANIS; Cross on pellet and three steps, K in right field
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Decanummium, Catania (Sear-885; DOC 254; MIB-240)15 viewsObv: Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; date across field
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Decanummium, Catania (Sear-886; DOC-257; Anastasi-62; MIB-241)14 viewsObv: Crowned, draped, and cuirassed busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine facing; cross above
Rev: Large I; X/ς (date) to right; CAT below
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 816; DOC 75a; MIB 172)14 viewsObv: dN hRAC-LI PERP AVG or similar; Crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust of Heraclius facing
Rev: Large I; cross above, star to left, Δ to right; CON in exergue
Dim: 18mm, 4.10g
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Decanummium, Thessalonica (Sear-818; DOC-97)15 viewsObv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large X; cross above, date to right
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-807var; DOC 92a; MIB-161.2var)21 viewsObv: Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing facing, each holding globus cruciger; crosses flanking Heraclius’ head
Rev: Large M; cross above, date across field; A//CON
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY 3 (Sear 805; DOC 76b)20 viewsObv: ddNNhЄRACLI ЧSЄT hЄRACONSTPAV; Heraclius, on left, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, standing facing, each holding long cross; cross above
Rev: Large M; Christogram above, A/N/N/O II/I across field; B below; CON in exergue


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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, RY 1 (Sear 839; DOC 167a; MIB 184)11 viewsObv: dN hRACLI PERP AVG; Helmeted, diademed, and cuirassed facing bust of Heraclius, holding cross and shield
Rev: Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O - I across fields; A below, KYZ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Ravenna, RY 23 (Sear-915; DOC 302; MIB-254; Ranieri-610)12 viewsObv: Figures of Heraclonas, Heraclius, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each crowned (except Heraclonas who wears a plain cap) and holding globus cruciger; cross to upper left
Rev: Large M; monogram above, A/N/N/O to left, X/X/I[I]/I (date) to right, Λ (A without crossbar) below; RAV

From the Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; Ex Triton XIII (5 January 2010), lot 1658
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Sicily (Sear-882; DOC 241b; Anastasi-32bis)22 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing bust of Heraclius; monogram to right; all within circular punch
Rev: SCL within circular punch
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Follis, Syracuse (Sear-884; DOC-243; Berk-610)10 viewsObv: Oval counterstamp containing facing busts of long-bearded Heraclius and short-bearded Heraclius Constantine.
Rev: Oval counterstamp containing monogram and letters SCs.

Undertype: Follis of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine from Constantinople
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Rome (Sear-889; DOC 261; MIB 243a)6 viewsObv: Crowned and draped facing busts of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine
Rev: Large XX; cross above; ROM in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Thessalonica, RY 4 (Sear 830; DOC 139-45)10 viewsObv: d N hЄRAC-LIЧS PP AVC; to left, Heraclius; to right, Heraclius Constantine; each standing (sometimes seated), wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; Between heads, cross
Rev: Large K; to left, A/N/N/O; to right date; ΘЄC (TЄS or ΘЄS) in exergue
Dimensions: 18 mm, 4.87 g, 6 h
Provenance: CNG Coins Electronic Auction 303, Lot 591

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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Thessalonica, RY 5 (Sear 830; DOC 139-45)10 viewsObv: d N hЄRAC-LIЧS PP AVC; to left, Heraclius; to right, Heraclius Constantine; each standing (sometimes seated), wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; Between heads, cross
Rev: Large K; to left, A/N/N/O; to right date; ΘЄC (TЄS or ΘЄS) in exergue
Provenance: Labarum.info Plate Coin

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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Thessalonica, RY 8 (Sear 830; DOC 139-45)11 viewsObv: d N hЄRAC-LIЧS PP AVC; to left, Heraclius; to right, Heraclius Constantine; each standing (sometimes seated), wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; Between heads, cross
Rev: Large K; to left, A/N/N/O; to right date; ΘЄC (TЄS or ΘЄS) in exergue
Dimensions: 3.73 g
Provenance: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. eLive Auction 32, Lot 140

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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Thessalonica, RY 8 (Sear 830; DOC 139-45)9 viewsObv: d N hЄRAC-LIЧS PP AVC; to left, Heraclius; to right, Heraclius Constantine; each standing (sometimes seated), wearing chlamys and crown with cross, and holding globus cruciger in right hand; Between heads, cross
Rev: Large K; to left, A/N/N/O; to right date; ΘЄC (TЄS or ΘЄS) in exergue
Dimensions: 23.14 mm, 5.87 g, 6 h
Provenance: Agora Auctions Numismatic Auction 66, Lot 286

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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641CE) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY 31 (Sear 811; MIB 166)16 viewsObv: Heraclonas, crowned, wearing chlamys, and holding cross on globe on left; Heraclius, crowned, in military dress and holding long cross in center, Heraclius Constantine, crowned, and wearing chlamys, with short beard and holding cross on globe, on right, all standing facing
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, PTh monogram, resembling a chi-rho above, regnal year to right, officina letter below; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius (610-641CE) Æ ¾ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-812)12 viewsObv: Stanting figure of Heraclius in military garb holding spear in right hand and Heraclius Constantine wearing chlamys holding globus cruciger in right hand, cross between heads.
Rev: Large Λ, to left downwards ANNO, between limbs officina letter Γ

Overstruck on three standing figure follis of Heraclius minted in Constantinople
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 6 (Sear 867; DOC 208; MIB 84a)11 viewsObv: D N ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRA CONST P P S; To left, bust of Heraclius with short beard; to right, smaller bust of Heraclius Constantine, beardless; each wears cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross; Between heads, cross
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVCC S; Cross potent on base and two steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine (610-641 CE) AV Solidus, Carthage, IY 7 (Sear 867; DOC 209; MIB 84a)8 viewsObv: D N ЄRACLIO ЄT ЄRA CONST P P Z; To left, bust of Heraclius with short beard; to right, smaller bust of Heraclius Constantine, beardless; each wears cuirass, paludamentum, and crown with cross; Between heads, cross
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVCC Z; Cross potent on base and two steps; in exergue, CONOB
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclius, with Heraclius Constantine (610-641) Æ Half Follis, Constantinople (Sear-815; DOC 118a; MIB 171a)11 viewsObv: Heraclius, wearing military attire and holding long cross, and Heraclius Constantine, wearing chlamys and holding globus cruciger, standing facing; each wearing crown
Rev: Large K; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, XX (date) to right, A below

ex Prue Morgan Fitts Collection; ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 354, 1 July 2015, Lot 651
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Byzantine Empire: Heraclus (610-641) Æ follis, Isaura, RY18 (Sear 849)13 viewsObv: Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Empress Martina standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding globus cruciger
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and X/ЧI/II; above, cross, beneath, Γ; in exergue KVΠP
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195 CE) BI Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2003; DOC 3b)33 viewsObv: MP - ΘV in upper field; Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon thrown with back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast
Rev: ICAAKIOC ΔЄCΠOTHC in two columnar groups; Full-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, anexikakia; Manus Dei in upper right field
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-2005; DOC-5a)21 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding trefoil-tipped scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Facing bust of Isaac, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-2005; DOC-5a)17 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding trefoil-tipped scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Facing bust of Isaac, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
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Byzantine Empire: Isaac II Angelus, 1st Reign (1185-1195) Æ Tetarteron, Thessalonica (Sear-2005; DOC-5d.3)11 viewsObv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding trefoil-tipped scepter and globus cruciger
Rev: Facing bust of Isaac, holding cross-tipped scepter and akakia
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Byzantine Empire: Johannes Lead Seal (6th-7th Century AD)139 viewsJohannes. Byzantine lead seal 6th-7th century AD

Obv: Bust of the Virgin, wearing plain nimbus, holding Infant Christ, wearing nimbus cruciger; cross on either side
Rev: Cruciform monogram IWANNOV
Size: 22mm
Wgt: 8.97g
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Byzantine Empire: John I Tzimisces (969-976) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear-1792; DOC 7b)25 viewsObv: +IҺSЧSXRI STЧS ҺICA *
Cross crosslet on globus above two steps, circular medallion at center containing facing bust of John with short beard, wearing crown and loros, I / w | A / N across fields, triple border with eight equally spaced globules.
Rev: Legend in five lines, -+- above and beneath, triple border with eight equally spaced globules
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) AV Hyperpyron, Constantinople Mint (Sear-1938; DOC-1a)37 viewsObv: IC XC in upper field; Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left
Rev: Half-length figure of emperor on left, and of Virgin, holding between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemmam divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in right. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upper left field.
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) BI Tetateron, Constantinople (Sear-1945; DOC-12)46 viewsObv: Nimbate figure of Christ standing on footstool holding book of Gospels, IC XC with contraction marks in left and right field.
Rev: [+Ιω Δ]ΕCΠΟΤ Τω ΠΟΡΦΥΡOΓNT; emperor standing facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding jeweled cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) BI Tetateron, Constantinople (Sear-1945; DOC-12)17 viewsObv: Nimbate figure of Christ standing on footstool holding book of Gospels, IC XC with contraction marks in left and right field.
Rev: [+Ιω Δ]ΕCΠΟΤ Τω ΠΟΡΦΥΡOΓNT; emperor standing facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding jeweled cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: John II Comnenus Ducas (1118-1143) Billon-Aspron Trachy, Constantinople (Sear-1944)27 viewsObv: IC - XC.
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cruciger, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left, book of Gospels.
Rev: IW ΔΕCΠΟT T ΠΦVPOΓNT.
Bust facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cruciform sceptre and globus cruciger.
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Byzantine Empire: John V Palaeologus (1341-1391) Æ Assarion, Thessalonica (Sear-2525; PCPC-317; DOC 169)16 viewsObv: St. Demetrius standing facing between two patriarchal crosses
Rev: John standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by cross in circle and model of city; star to lower right

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Byzantine Empire: Justin I & Justinian I (527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 133; DOC 17; MIBE 13)7 viewsObv: +D N IVSTINVS ЄT IVSTINIANVS P P A; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed busts of Justin and Justinian facing
Rev: Tyche of Antioch seated left, head facing; river-god Orontes swimming to right below; Э to left; all within distyle shrine
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ 12 Nummi, Alexandria (Sear 112; DOC 58; MIBE 68)6 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Cross between large IB; AΛEΞ in exergue

From the Iconodule Collection
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ 12 Nummi, Alexandria (Sear 112; DOC 58; MIBE 68)8 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Cross between large IB; AΛEΞ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, IY 4 (Sear 96; DOC 41)7 viewsObv: D И IVSTINVS PP AVG; Bust of Emperor facing right, diademed in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large M, K - Y across field, cross above; INςΔ in exergue
Dim: 34 mm, 16.26 g.
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Follis, Nicomedia (Sear 83; DOC 28b; MIB 35; Berk 65)10 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; Bust of Emperor facing right, diademed in cuirass and paludamentum
Rev: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter; NIKM in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Follis, Thessalonica (Sear-78; DOC 23; MIBE 70)11 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large M; cross above, star to left and right; THЄSSOB in exergue

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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 111; DOC 57)15 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AV; diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Tyche of Antioch, turreted, seated left within columned shrine with half submerged figure of river-god Orontes swimming at her feet, retrograde Є to left
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 75; DOC 21b)11 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AV; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large chi-rho, B to left, Є to right
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Constantinople (Sear 75; DOC 21c)16 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AV; pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: Large chi-rho, Γ to left, Є to right
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Uncertain Mint (Sear 113; DOC 59; MIBE 29)5 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right
Rev: Є within large Π; in left and right field, star; above, cross; below, Δ
Dim: 14 mm, 2.23 g, 1 h

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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Uncertain Mint (Sear 113; DOC 59; MIBE 29)10 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right
Rev: Є within large Π; in left and right field, star; above, cross; below, Γ
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Byzantine Empire: Justin I (518-527) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear 111; DOC 57)9 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG; Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin I to right
Rev: Tyche of Antioch, turreted, seated left within columned shrine with half submerged figure of river-god Orontes swimming at her feet, retrograde Є to left
Dim: 11 mm, 1.85 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578 CE) Æ Pentanummium, Carthage (Sear-401; DOC 194; MIBE 81)15 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II right
Rev: Large V; above, cross; to left, P/R; to right, A/N/N/O; CAR in exergue

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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) AE Decanummium, Antioch (Sear-383; DOC-111)31 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG.
Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned.
Rev: Large I between A/N/N/O and UII; above, cross; in exergue, THEUP.
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) AE Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-369)35 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG.
Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned.
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and IIII; above, cross; beneath, A; in exergue, NIKO.
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 362; DOC 59; MIB 22-3)12 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin II, in military attire, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large I; star to left and right; cross above; CON in exergue

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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 362; DOC 59; MIB 22-3)6 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin II, in military attire, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large I; star to left and right; cross above; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Decanummium, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear-383; DOC 182)12 viewsObv: Justin II and Sophia enthroned, holding scepters and globus cruciger
Rev: Large I; above, cross; across field, date (A/N/N/O Ч/II); τHЄЧP in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Constantinople, RY 1 (Sear 360; DOC 23d; MIBE 43)12 viewsObv: DNIVSTI-NVSPPAVC; Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne
Rev: Large M; cross above, to left, A/N/N/O and date across right field; Δ below; CON in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, RY 10 (Sear-372; MIBE 50)14 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter, cross between their heads
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, X to right, A below; KYZ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, RY 13 (Sear 372; DOC 121d var; MIBE 502)14 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, with feet on footstool, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter, cross between their heads
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, X/III to right, B below; KYZ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Cyzicus, RY 8 (Sear 372; DOC 121d var; MIBE 502)27 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, with feet on footstool, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter, cross between their heads
Rev: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, ςII to right, B below; KYZ in exergue

Die identical to CNG Auction 100, Lot 1982
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-369)13 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and III; above, cross; beneath, A; in exergue, NIKO
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Follis, Nicomedia (Sear-369)9 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne, both crowned
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and Ч; above, cross; beneath, A; in exergue, NIKO
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Antioch, RY 10 (Sear 381; DOC I 170; BMC 214; Tolstoi 202; MIB II 60a)24 viewsObv: Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, each holding scepter and jointly holding globus-cruciger
Rev: Large K, cross above; A/N/N/O and X across field, e below
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Antioch, RY 11 (Sear 381; DOC I 170; BMC 214; Tolstoi 202; MIB II 60a)11 viewsObv: D N IVSTI-NOS P AVC or similar; Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on a double throne, each holding scepter and jointly holding globus-cruciger
Rev: Large K, cross above; A/N/N/O and IX across field, P below
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Cyzicus, RY 10 (Sear-373; DOC 133.3; MIBE 51a)7 viewsObv: Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on double throne
Rev: Large K; cross above, X across field; KYZ in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Nummus, Antioch? (Sear 387; DOC 149; MIBE 66)14 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin II right
Rev: Monogram within circular border

A seemingly unrecorded monogram for the issue, thus perhaps imitative. Additionally, the official issue does not have the linear border on the reverse.
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-386; DOC 186; MIBE 65a)28 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є, cross to the right


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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Antioch (Sear-386; DOC 186; MIBE 65a)19 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є, cross to the right


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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)6 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 13 mm, 1.51 g, 12 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)9 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 14 mm, 2.26 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II with Sophia (565-578) Æ Decanummium , Carthage (Sear-400; DOC I-200; MIBE-80a)12 viewsObv: Draped busts facing of Justin, helmeted, and Sophia, crowned; VITA below
Rev: Large I; N - M across field

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Byzantine Empire: Justin II with Sophia (565-578) Æ Follis, Carthage (Sear-394; DOC 202; MIBE 74)14 viewsObv: Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne; cross between; VITA in exergue
Rev: Large M; large X (date) above, with star above and below in upper central field; A/N/N/O - K/A/R across field
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II with Sophia (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Carthage (Sear-396; DOC I-203; MIBE-77)16 viewsObv: Justin and Sophia seated facing; cross between, [VITA] in exergue
Rev: Two Victories standing facing one another, holding round shield between; cross above, K/NM below
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II with Sophia (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Constantine in Numidia (Sear-403; DOC I-205)14 viewsObv: Justin, holding globus cruciger, and Sophia, holding cruciform scepter, seated facing on throne; [cross above]
Rev: Large K; A/N/N/O to left, reversed Christogram above, ςII (date) to right, CON below
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II, with Sophia (565-578) Æ Half Follis, Carthage, RY 8 (Sear-395; DOC 199; MIBE 76)11 viewsObv: Facing busts of Justin, helmeted and cuirassed, and Sophia, crowned and draped; cross above, VITA in exergue
Rev: Large K; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, V/III to right, retrograde ς below; KAR in exergue
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ 1/2 Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear-226; DOC 211c; MIBE 134)12 viewsObv: D N IVSTINI-ANVS PP AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large K; to left, T-H/Є-Ч/O/P arranged either side of cross; Γ to the right
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ 2 Nummi, Carthage (Sear 277; DOC 102; MIBE 190)6 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right between two crosses
Rev: Large B
Dim: 10 mm, 0.80 g, 7 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ 2 Nummi, Carthage (Sear 277; DOC 102; MIBE 190)12 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right between two crosses
Rev: Large B
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565 CE) Æ 8 Nummi, Thessalonica (Sear 192A; MIBE 173a)6 viewsObv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right
Rev: Large H between A and P, lacking cross above H
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