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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 2046192 viewssmall module as SB 2023

Obverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
15mm
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Latin trachy Type IV157 viewsO: Nimb. fig. (Mil. St?) stdg (h/l?), hldg spear over right shoulder (hand down).
To l, "O/A/G/I...".
R: Emp. stdg(?) (Jord: seated) in lor. (and sag?), hldg trilobate sc. (& gl cr?).
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1204-?
24mm/17mm 1.91 gms
Jord. Pl. XXVI, 7.

Notes from Glebe coins at http://www.glebecoins.net/paleos/Notes/Post_Hendy_Latin_Types/post_hendy_latin_types.html
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"Jordanov has the emperor seated on a backless throne, but in the broken example pictured (Dolna Kabda coin 761) the throne is not obvious: perhaps it appears on other examples of the type (Jordanov reports four examples in the stray finds at Turnovo, although it is noticable that they are not mentioned by Dochev). Jordanov describes the obverse figure as a Military Saint (or perhaps Archangel), but again this is not obvious on the coin pictured.
This rare type is apparently known in both large (medium?) and (at Dolna Kabda) small module form."
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Billion trachea large Module Latin Rulers Type B SB 2056147 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel bearded (sic) and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in L. hand.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre and il l., gl. cr.
Mint:Thessalonica
Date: 1204-24 CE
Sear 2056
16/21mm 1.83 gm
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Latin trachy, Type T sb 2040142 viewsObverse: Full length figure of Virgin, Hagiosoritissa image of Theotokos the Virgin with as much beauty, gentleness, dignity and grandeur as they could imagine)
Reverse: Full length figure of Saints Peter (on L.) and Paul on R., nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, embracing each other. St Peter has short beard and St. Paul a long one.
Sear 2040
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
14mm, 1.30g
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Latin trachy small module sb 2044142 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L
Sear 2044 Hendy type A, pl 29, 1-3
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
20mm, 1.49g
wileyc
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Billion trachea small module Latin rulers Type C SB 2047122 viewsObverse: MP_OV in upper fields, Virgan nimbate , wearing tunic and maphorian, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back wearing stemma, divitision, collor peice and pameled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed sceptre and in l., anexikakia Manus Dei in upper r. field
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-61 CE
Sear 2047
17mm 1.46gm
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Class A1, sb1793 attributed to the reign of John I (969- 976 CE)108 viewsOBVERSE: +EMMANOVHA. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. (two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels (cover ornamented with pellet in border of dots) with both hands. IC; to r., XC barred.
Reverse: +IhSUS/XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 969-976 CE
SB 1793 Class A1
25mm, 5.99g
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These have smaller thin flans and are frequently overstruck on folles of Nicephorus II or Constantine VII, They lack the ornaments above and below the reverse inscription which characterize the succeeding class.
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AE billion trachy John III SB 2102 type N106 viewsObverse: hP- theta V barred, Three quarter length figure of virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; star to lower left and right in field.
Reverse: IW, full-length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore bearded and nimbate, holding between them sheathed sword, point downward, resting on shield. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds labarum -headed scepter in r. hand. Saint wears short military tunic and breast plate, holds spear in l. hand.
Mint: Magnesia
Sear 2102, DOC
25mm, 3.02g
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Pirdop List 104 viewswileyc
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Class I, sb1889 attributed to Nicephorus III (1078-1081 CE)101 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Latin cross, with X at centre and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field on either side floral ornament; in upper field, on either side, crescent.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1078-1081 CE
SB 1889, Class I
22mm, 3.90g
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Class I, sb1889, attributed to Nicephorus III (1078-1081 CE)101 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand, scroll; tol., IC to r., XC; barred, border of large pellets.
Reverse: Latin cross; with X at center. and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament; in upper field, on either side, crescent.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1078-1078 CE
SB 1889 Class I
24mm, 4.57g
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Class I, sb1889 attributed to Nicephorus III (1078-1081 CE)96 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Latin cross, with X at centre and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field on either side floral ornament; in upper field, on either side, crescent.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1078-1081 CE
SB 1889, Class I
26mm, 3.39 g
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90 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on L., and Sophia, on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between heads.
Reverse: Large M between ANNP and regnal year (G,I) yr 7, cross above, officina letter "deta" below, In ex. CON.
Date: 569/70 CE
Mint: constantinople
Sear 360 DO 22-43
29mm 14.91 gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198588 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
27mm 4.43 gm
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The Earl Caliphate Cyprus Imitation (638-ca.645)82 viewsObv: Three imperial figures standing wearing chlamys and crown with cross, holding long cross. over struck on coin with legand to rt.
Reverse: Large M, A (retrograde N's) O to left, A below,
6.77gm, 27/16 mm

This is the second of two main series struck as a imitative coinage usually derived from coins of Foca, Heraclius and Constans II. They do not employ a dating system and the officina and date they do have are considered meaning less at this time. Clive Foss from in "Arab -Byzantine coins" reports that a analyses by Pottier and colleagues concluded that they do correspond to a Byzantine standard and the most probable date of them was from 638-643. They are therefore considered some of the first identifiable Arab_Byzantine coins under the governorship of Mu'awiya.

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1 Tremissis / 1/3 nomisma coin weight80 viewsEngraved N/four circles with dot in center
8 siliquAE/keratia
8mm/1mm 1.27g
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type 0 SB 203573 viewsObverse: Christ stg on dias fr. hand raised in benediction
Reverse: Emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate, sagion holding labarum in r. and gl cr. in l.
Mint: Constantinople
Date:1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2035 Hendy type O attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
18mm .51gm
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Justinian I, AE Follis, sear 22072 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield with horseman motif, cross to right
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XXII (22) , sometimes on a star or crescent, officina letter below A , mintmark 9HU o over P
Mint: Antioch
Year 548/9 CE
Sear 220a
36mm, 18.59g
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Unk half follis71 viewsObverse: Bust facing Helmeted cuir?, holding gl cr.
Reverse Large K
Mint: ?
Date: ?
23mm, 6.09g
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unk Pentanummium 71 viewsReverse: large E
Reverse: Diad., draped and Cuir facing rt.
Mint: ?
Date: ?
10mm, 1.58g
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).70 viewsCross design in square, both sides. Bronze?
14mm/1mm 2.34
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200370 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (as in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
26mm 3.52 gm silvering intact
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Billion trachy small module SB 204569 viewsObverse: Christ bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion std. on throne with back, holding gospelas in L.
Reverse: Emperor std. wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding swoard in r. point towards ground, and globus cruciger in l.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1204-1260 CE
Sear 2045 H.29.4-6
17mm 1.04
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AE follis Justinian I (large) SB 20168 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINANVS PP AVG Hemeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr, and shield; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XXXII, Cross above, Pfficina letter "B" below. In exergue NIKO
Date; 558/9 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 201 DO 115-39
32MM 17.15GM
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Justinian I AE decanummium SB 20567 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (usually incomplete) Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large I, cross above, ANNO to l., to r. numerals representing regnal yr (XXXGI) 37
Date: 563/4 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear 205, DO 155-63
15mm 2.59gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type G SB 202765 viewsObverse:MP-OV barred upper fields. Virgin nimbate, seated on throne with back, holds beardless nimbate of Christ on breast.
Reverse: MANOVH delta, ECN? Full length figure of emperor on l., and beardless, nimbate military saint between them a labarum on a long shaft. Emp wears stemma, div, and chlamys; r. hand sc. cr. Saint wears short miltary tunic and sagion; l. hand jewelled sc.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1219-28 mostly Robert de Courtenai
15mm
Sear 2027, Hendy type G
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196665 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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Billion trachy lg module, Hendy type J SB 203065 viewsObverse: Full lengthe figure of Archangel (Michael?) nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breast plate. in r. hand jewelled scepter and in l. gl cr.
Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in right hand sword resting on shoulder and in l. gl cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1228-60 CE
Sear 2030 H. 26.7-9. Type J attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.47gm
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Billion trachy lg module Hendy Type B (of Thessalonica) SB 205665 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel , bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holds scroll in l.
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing divitision and chlamys holds labarum in r. gl. cr. in l.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1204-1224 Attributed to Boniface de Montferrat )1204-07) or Demetrius de Montferrat bu Malloy et al
Sear 2056 Hendy type B 28.5-8
26mm 2.06gm
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200359 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm 3.02 gm silvering intact
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Latin trachy small module sb 204459 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L
Sear 2044 Hendy type A, pl 29, 1-3
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
17mm1.01g
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Latin trachy large module clipped Hendy type C , SB 205758 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Christ is bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and Kolobion, seated on throne without a back. Right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L. cross above cushion of throne to right.
Reverse: Full length figures of Saints Helen (left) and Constantine (right), holding between them patriarchal cross on longs haft and step. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; St. Helen holds jeweled scepter, St Constantine, scepter crucifier.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date; 1204-1224 CE
SB 2057
17/19mm, 1.05
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Billion trachy small module, sb 204757 viewsObverse: MP_OV in upper fields, Virgan nimbate , wearing tunic and maphorian, seated upon throne with back; holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back wearing stemma, divitision, collor peice and pameled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum headed sceptre and in l., anexikakia Manus Dei in upper r. field
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-61 CE
Sear 2047
14mm 1.06gm
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).56 viewsworn on neck
Date: end of 9th through tenth century
Knjaz St. Boris I obliges all the Bulgarians to bring Christian symbols after the conversion to Christianity (865 AD).
25mm by 15mm, 5.78g


thanks to Val/Orthodox coins for this information
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AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 36356 viewsObverse: Mongram 8
Reverse: Large E, Officina Letter "B" to r.
Date: 565-578 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear: 363, DO 60a-d
15mm 1.70gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196456 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 4.44gm
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Bohemond III, Majority, (1163-1201 CE) Billion denier55 viewsObverse: +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted head l., mail compsoed of crescents, star r., crescent l.
Reverse: +AMTIOCNIA cross pattee with crescent pointing downwards in second angle.
Mint: Antioch
Date: 1163-1201 CE
.98 gm 17mm
Malloy 214.65
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 24455 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP. AVG
Reverse: Large E with cross in center; to r., star.
Date: 551-560 AD
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 244 D.O 271
14mm, 2.12gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198555 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
29mm 3.00 gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53455 viewsObverse: DN MAUTI CN P AYT or similar bust facing wearing crown, with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand mappa, in l. hand eagle tipped sceptre
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr X, cross above, Officina "A", THEUP in ex.
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date:591/2 CE
Sear 533 DO 161-63
28mm11.60
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Follaro William I 1154-1166 CE54 viewsObverse: REX W
Reverse: Mary and child between IC-XC
Mint: Messina
Date: 1155 CE
10/13 mm .91 gm

Notes: King of Sicily 1154-1166 CE
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200354 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm 2.45 gm silvering intact
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type R SB 203854 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned in Bendiction
Reverse: Virgin, full length, orans wearing tunic and maphorion
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2038 Hentype R attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 2.42gm
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AE half follis Anastasius I SB 2453 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr and cuir bust r.
Reverse: LArge K; to L., long cross stars above and below Officina letter E to r.
Mint: Constantinople
Date;491-517 CE
Sear 24 DO 21
22mm7.79 gm
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Derivative Coinage early Caliphate 636-660 CE53 viewsObverse: Beardless standing emperor derived from Constans II obverse, globus cruciger to r, long cross to l. NA l., O r.
Reverse: Large M, N, retrograde N, O to r., ex ~II~
Mint: Syria possibly Beirut
16mm 3.00gm
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Billion trachy lg module clipped Hendy Type C (of Thessalonica) SB 205753 viewsObverse: Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and colobion, std on backless throne.
Reverse: SS Helena and Constantine stg, facing turned slightly Patriarchal cross inbetween, both wear stemma, divitison, collar andloros
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1204-1224 Attributed to Boniface de Montferrat )1204-07) or Demetrius de Montferrat bu Malloy et al
Sear 2057 Hendy type C 28.9-10
17mm .78gm
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Billion trachy Lg Module SB 203552 viewsObverse: IC XC in upper field. Full length figure of Christ, standing on dais bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion rt hand raised in benediction, holds gospels in left.
Reverse: Columnar legand IW/A/E/C/II to left, T/W/TIO/P/O/gamma, or variations to rt. Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, chiton, body armor with pteryges and mantle, holds in rt hand labarum on long shaft and in left globus crucifier.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1204-1261 CE
Sear 2035, CLBC 11.14.1, Hendy type O, Grierson 1255
20mm, .80


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Leo VI, AE Follis, SB172951 viewsObv:LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev:LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 886-916 CE
Sear 1760, DOC 8
25mm, 5.16g
DHC
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Latin trachy Hendy type C SB 202350 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon back; holds beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse: Emperor seated upon throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper t. field.
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).
21mm, 1.31g
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Latin trachy Hendy type A SB 202150 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L.
Sear 2021 Hendy type A, pl 25,6-10
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).
20mm 1.49gm
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AE AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 36350 viewsObverse: Monogram 8
Reverse: Large E, officina delta to r.
Date: 565-548 CE
Sear 363 DO 60a-d
12mm 2.82gm
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205049 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
20/16 1gm
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weight for hanging balance, possibly for tremissis 1/3 solidi49 views12mm tapered 3mm to 9mm. 1.14 gwileyc
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Justinian I AE decanummium SB 18849 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS P . A. or similar, Diad., draped and cuir. bust r.,
Rev: Large I ANNO to left, cross above, TES in ex, numerals representing regnal yr to r. XXXUII (37)
Date: 563/4 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 188, DO 107
17mm, 4.62g
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Latin trachy Hendy type A SB 202149 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L.
Sear 2021 Hendy type A, pl 25,6-10
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).
25mm, 3.03g
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Latin trachy Hendy type E SB 202549 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate; holds scroll in l., hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.
Reverse: MANOVHA-AECHOTHC, Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, division, c-P, jewel, loros of simplified type, and sagion; in r. hand labarum-headed sceptre; in L. hand globus surmounted by patriarchal cross'
Mint Crusaders Constantinople
Sear 2025, Hendy type E, DOC IV pl, XLIX5, ash. 40-43.
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AE follis Justin II SB 36949 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr XI cross above in exergus NIKO
Mint: Nicomedia
Date: 574-575 CE
Sear; 369 DO 92-103
28mm 11.31 gm
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AE half Follis Anastasius SB 2349 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: LArge K, to L., cross.
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 23 DO 18
23mm 6.09gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198548 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
30mm 4.24 gm
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AE Follis Anastasius I SB 4748 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, dr. and cuir, bust r., cross above.
Reverse: Large M between crosses, Officina letter "gamma" below. Mintmark ANTX
Date: 491-518 CE
Mint: Antioch
SB 47 DO 45
31mm, 17.18g
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AE Tetarteron Andronicus Comnenus SB 198748 viewsObverse: Facing bust of the Virgan orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorim: on her breast, nimbate hd. of the infant Christ facing to l. MP OV barred over shoulders
Reverse: ANAPONIKOC or similar, half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown, scaramangion and sagion, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1987 H.19.2
20mm 3.64gm
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Billion trachy lg module clipped Hendy Type R SB 203848 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, Christ bearded and nimbate.
Reverse: MP OV barred, Full length figure of Virgan nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion
Mint Constantinople
Date: 1228-61 CE
Sear 2038 Hendy type R, 27.6-7, attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm 1.08gm
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AE billion trachy John Ducas-Vatatzes III type G48 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned
Reverse: John stg., holding labarum-headed sceotre and globus
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
Sear 2095 H 33.7-8, DO IV pl XXXIII 41.
22mm 2.70 gm
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Latin trachy Hendy type A SB 202147 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L.
Sear 2021 Hendy type A, pl 25,6-10
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).
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Bilingual coinage Caliphate of Mu´awiya 660-680 CE46 viewsObverse: Standing imperial figure holding long cross and globus cruciger
Reverse: Large M, cross above, three reverse C's to r., ex حمن
Mint; Syria possibly Damascus
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Maud of Hainaut 46 viewsO: +MAhAVTA PACH' Cross
R: DE CLARENCIA, castle tornois pheon below
Mint: Glarentza
Date: 1316-1318 CE
ccs36
18mm, .84g
ex Allen Berman
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Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200346 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm, 2.65g
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Manuel I Komnenus electrum aspron trachy SB195746 viewsObverse: IC-XC OEMMANVOHA Facing bust of Christ, bearded facing pallium, colobium, Gospela in left.
Reverse: MANOYHA (delta) ECIII (or similar), Virgan Mary nimbate stdg on r. wears pallium and maphorium, crowns emperor with right hand, Manuel stdg on l. wears divitison, loros and chlamys, holds labarum and akakia
Date: 8 April 1143-24 Sept 1180 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1957
33mm 4.33gm EF cracked

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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type N SB 203446 viewsObverse: Virgin 3/4 orans, wearing tunic and maphorion
Reverse: Emperor and ST George, who holds patriarchal cross bewtween them on three steps, Emperor wears stemma, St wears tunic, breast plate and sagion, holdfs a sword point down.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2034 Hendy type N attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm 1.21gm
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 Variation B45 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes with additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
28mm 3.76gm
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus-Lascaris SB 2061 Type A45 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate enthroned without back, holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short military tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
Mint: nicaea
Date: 1205-12? CE
Sear 2061 H 30.7-10
23mm 2.49gm
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AE follis Justinian I SB 16344 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (or similar) Helmeted and cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. and sheild, to r. cross.
Reverse: Large M bewteen ANNO and regnal year XU (15) cross above, officina letter "delta" Con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 541/2 CE
Sear 163 DO 37-61
32mm 22.70gm
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 Variation A44 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes with additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
30mm 4.45gm
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Tancred as Regent 1101-12 CE44 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ nimbate
Reverse" cross, pellets at end of arms, S below,
Mint: Antioch
Date: 1101-1112 CE
Malloy p199#5, Schlumberger plateii/#6
18mm 2.91gm
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 163, yr 1343 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XIII (13), officina letter below A , mintmark CON.
Date: 539/40 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
36mm, 19.53g
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Billion trachy Manuel -Ducas SB 2177 Type A trimmed43 viewsObverse; Bust of St. Demetrius, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in r. hand spear, and in l., hilt of sword or cross.
Reverse: Full length figure of ruler(Manuel) crowned by Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and paneled chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter crucifier and in l., anexikakia. Christ wears tunic and kolobion holds Gospels in l. hand.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1230-37CE
Sear 2177
20mm, .80g
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Billion trachy small module as Type T SB 205143 viewsObverse: Virgin orans, turned to Manus Dei in upper r. field
Reverse: SS peter and Paul (on r.) embracing one another both wearing tunic and colobion
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2051
14mm 1.03gm
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AE small trachy Manuel Comnenus-Ducas SB 218443 viewsObverse: Bust of St. Demetrius
Reverse: Manuel l., and Archangel Michael r. stg. holding labarum between them
Mint: Thessalonia
Date: 1230-1237 CE
Sear 2184 Num Chron 1978, p 111,333-4
13mm .73gm
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Latin trachy Hendy type A SB 202142 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L.
Sear 2021 Hendy type A, pl 25,6-10
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).
20/24 mm 1.36gm
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Billion trachy Theodore I Commenus-Ducus SB 216242 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse Theodore L., and St. Demetrius .
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1224-1230
Sear 2162
26mm 2.4gm
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176042 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
25mm, 3.48g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AR Asper Manuel I Comnenus (1238-1263 CE) sb260142 viewsObverse: OA(gamma)I-EV(gamma)ENI, St Eugenius stg. holding long cross.
Reverse: MNA-OKH Manuel stg. holding labarum and akakia, MANUS DEI upper r.
Mint:Trebizond
Date: 1238-1263 CE
SB 2601
22mm, 2.82g
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Latin trachy Hendy type A SB 202142 viewsObverse: Virgin nimbate on throne with back, wearing tunic and maphorion, holding nimbate head of Christ on breast
Reverse: Emperor stg. wearing stemma divitision, and chlamys holding labarum r., anexikakia L.
Sear 2021 Hendy type A, pl 25,6-10
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Attributed to early period Baldwin (1204-05), Henry (1205-16) and Peter de Courtenai(1216-19).

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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius42 viewsObverse: DN MAY CN P AY( or similar) Bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l., eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large I between ANNP and regnal year (X, I), cross above THEUP in ex
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date: 593/4 CE
Sear 537 DO 203-12
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Billion trachy small module SB 204541 viewsObverse: Christ bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion std. on throne with back, holding gospelsEmperor std. E in L.
Reverse: Emperor std. wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding sword in r. point towards ground, and globus cruciger in l.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1204-1260 CE
Sear 2045 H.29.4-6
17mm 1.04
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Billion trachy Theodore I Commenus-Ducus SB 216441 viewsObverse: Christ enthroned
Reverse Theodore L., and St. Demetrius r., stg holding cross in circle on staff between them.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1224-1230
Sear 2164
17mm .89gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type N SB 203441 viewsReverse: Emperor and ST George, who holds patriarchal cross bewtween them on three steps, Emperor wears stemma, St wears tunic, breast plate and sagion, holdfs a sword point down.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230- 1260 CE
Sear 2034 Hendy type N attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm .62 gm
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41 viewsByzantine glass coin weight
Monogram of Anastasius
20mm
5.72g
Bendall.64
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AE follis small module Anastasius I SB 1441 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, draped and cuir. Bust facing rt.
Reverse: Large M cross above, CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 CE
SB 14 DO 16
(DH)
25mm, 7.22g
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AE small module follis Anastasius I SB 1641 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad, draped and cuir. Bust facing rt.
Reverse: Large M, star to r and l. CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 CE
SB 16
25mm, 8.21g
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 Variation B41 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes with additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1137-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
28mm 3.09gm
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Justin II half follis sb 37341 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre, cross between their heads
Reverse:Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right (X) 10, mintmark KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 574/5 CE
SB 373
21mm, 5.00g
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Justin II half follis sb 37341 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre, cross between their heads
Reverse:Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right (X) 10, mintmark KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 574/5 CE
SB 373
21mm, 5.36g
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AE assarion Andronicus II and Michael IX41 viewsObverse: Andronicus l., and Michael r., holding labarum between them.
Reverse: KVPIE CWCON TUCBCIAEIC around bust of Christ
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2436
12/16mm 1.00 gm
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202441 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
20mm 1.54 gm
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Billion trachy small module Type G SB 205041 viewsObverse: Virgin enthroned holding nimbate head of Christ on Her breast
Reverse: Theodore and St Theodore stg, facing holding patriarchal cross between them, Emperor on l., wears stemma, divitision, a collor piece and simple panelled loros, hold labarum in r. hand and saint wears a short militar tunic and breast plate holds spear in left, resting over shoulder.
As Theodore I Lascaris of Nicaea (1208-22) first billion coinage
Mint: uncertain
Date 1204-?
sear 2050 H. 29 19-20 Type G
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AE trachy (cut) Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 238441 viewsObverse: Winged patriarchal cross
Reverse: Andronicus stg. holding akakia and labarum
Mint: Thessalonica
Date 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2384 Gr 1446
19mm 0.83 gm
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AE follis Phocas41 viewsObverse: ON FOCA NE PE AV Phocas on l., Leontia on r., stg facing, Emperor holds gl. cr., Empress sometimes nimbate holds cruciform sceptre; between heads cross.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr. III, cross above THEUP in ex.
Mint: Theoupolis(Antioch)
Date: 604/5 CE
Sear 671 DO 83-9
25mm 8.51gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 239340 viewsObverse: Large six pointed star,
Reverse: Andronicus stanging, holding a Large B in each hand.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2393 Gr.1454
14/17 mm .54 gm
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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176140 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
21mm, 5.01g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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Latin trachy Hendy type W SB 205440 viewsObverse: Cross on base IC/NK in arms
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds in r. hand spear and in l., gl. cr.
Mint: Crusaders Constantinople
Date:1204-61 CE
SB 2054
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half-Follis SB 49740 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 11 (XI ) to rt, Officina letter (B) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 592/3 CE
SB 497
20mm, 4.60g
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15840 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: LArge M between star and cross, cross above, officina letter "delta", CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 527-538 CE
Sear 158 DO 58
29mm 13.72gm
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AE follis Justinian I SB 16040 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: LArge M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter "A" CON in ex
Date: 527-538 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 160 DO 30
32mm 16.41gm
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Billion large trachy Latin ruler type A, SB 205539 viewsO: Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back. Holds Gospels in l. hand. Asterisk above cushion of throne to either side.
R: Half length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger, and in l., gl. cr.
Mint; Thessalonica
Date: 1204-24 CE
21/25mm 1.61 gm
SB 2055,DO IV pl LII, 24
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AE Pentanummium Tiberius II Constantine, SB 43839 viewsObverse: DM Tib CON PP (or similar), Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large U
Mint: Constantinople
Date:578-582 AD
SB.438 DO 22
16mm 1.30 gm
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AE follis Heraclius SB 80539 viewsObverse: dd NN hERACLIYS ET hERA> CONST PP A or similar often overstruck as in this coin though on reverse. Heraclius, bearded on l., and Heraclius Constantine on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. or occasionally long cross in rt hand; between their heads, cross.
Reverse: As last but sometimes with chi Rho rt facing as in this coin, sometimes with cross, Large M between ANNO and numerals representing the regnal yr. U yr %, Officina yr below (gamma), con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 614/5 CE
Sear 805
32mm, 11.57gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB196639 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 A, Fourth coinage, H 16.1-6
Three jewels on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
30mm 3.77gm
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Billion trachy small module SB 204538 viewsObverse: Christ bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion std. on throne with back, holding gospelas in L.
Reverse: Emperor std. wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding swoard in r. point towards ground, and globus cruciger in l.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1204-1260 CE
Sear 2045 H.29.4-6
21mm 1.22
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Two Scripula/ One half coin nomisma38 viewsPlain sides beveled edge
10mm by 8mm, 4mm. 2.90g
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 163, yr 1338 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XIII (13), officina letter below A , mintmark CON.
Date: 539/40 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
40mm, 21.09g
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176038 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
26mm, 5.31g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE trachy Andronicus II and Michael IX SB 245838 viewsObverse: Two concentric circles bisected by three vertical lines
Reverse: Andronicus l., and MIchael r. stg holding cross in circle on staff between them
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1295-1320
Sear 2458
19mm 1.41gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196638 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 b, Fourth coinage, H 16.7-9
One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
26mm 4.01gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 192938 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium and raiising r. hand in bendediction; in l. book of Gospels to l IC-to r. XC
Reverse: +AAZI AECII Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1929 H 8.9
19mm 2.93gm
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Billion trachy small module Type D SB 204738 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Christ seated on throne, bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion Asterisk above cushion of throne both sides.
Reverse: Half-length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and collor-piece, panelled loros of simplified type. holds in l. hand globus cruciger, in r. scepter cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date:1204-?
sear 2047 H. 29.10-12, Type D
14mm 1.84gm
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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 53638 viewsObverse: Legend is normally a blundered form of Tiberius in this case a nATST - MAV, bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l. hand a eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: LArge X between ANNO and regnal yr (G) 6, cross above P or R below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 587/8 CE
Sear 536 DO 194-201
3.22gm
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AE 12 nummi Phocas 38 viewsObverse: Legand unintelligigble, diad., dr and cuir. bust r. beardless
Reverse: Large IB, cross between no steps. AAEZ (second "A" without cross piece, and "Z" with cross piece
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 602-610 CE
Sear 679 DO 106
14mm 3.17gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 239137 viewsObverse: Cross formed by four petals, superimposed on a square
Reverse: Andronicus stg., holding a star in each hand; stars in field.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2391 Gr. 1453
15/11 mm .65 gm
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 variation a37 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes without the additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
27mm 3.73 gm
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Leo VI, AE Follis, SB172937 viewsObv:LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev:LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 886-916 CE
Sear 1760, DOC 8
25mm, 5.66g
DHC
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 Off A, regnal yr 3 37 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, B officinae, yr 3 NIKO in ex.
Date: 567/8 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
29mm, 13.00 gm
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AE follis Tiberius II Constantine, SB 430, yr 737 viewsObverse: dM TIb CONSTANT PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre, cross above eagle .
Reverse: Large m, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year GI right, mintmark CON and officina letter A
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 580/1 CE
SB 430
35mm, 11.80g
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AE follis Justin I SB 6237 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M between star and star, cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "E" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 62
Date: 518-527 AG
37mm 18.12gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100037 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Constans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANO and NEOG or similar, sometimes a cross or star above. In exergue a officina (gamma) followed by numerals representing the regnal year III.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 643/4 CE
Sear 1000 DO 59-60
19mm 4.76gm
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Manuel I Komnenus AE half tetarteron 37 viewsReverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOTH or similar Manuel bearded facing wearing crown and miltary attire and holding cruciform sceotre and gl. cr.
Mint: Unk greek mint
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1981 H. 18.5-6 (as Sear 1978 but smaller)
14mm 1.86
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AE 12 nummi Heraclius, SB 86037 viewsObverse: No legend, Heraclius in center, H. Constantine on r., Heraclonas on L., all stg, facing,each wearing chlamys and holding gl/ cr in r. hand. Heraclius and H. Constantine each wear crown with cross in field above head of Heraclonas
Reverse: Large IB; between , cross potent on triangle between the IB, AAEZ in exergue
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 632-41 CE
19mm 7.24gm
Sear 860 DO 196
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Two Scripula/ one half nomisma coin weight36 viewsEngraved N; decorative pellets in field.
13mm/15mm, 1mm. 2.75g
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel Weight36 views1 Sicilicus? bronze barrel weight with central indentation
10mm by 6mm, 6.34g
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel Weight36 views1/2 unica (14.61g based on a libra of 351.12g)
Bronze barrel 15mm by 11mm 14.61 g
Hendin 333
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Early Byzantine/late Roman cup weight 36 viewsPart of likely cup weight used to fit together different weights and dimensions.
21mm by 5mm thick. 8.86g
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 24136 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP AVG usually incomplete
Reverse: Large E, Officina letter "Delta" to Rt.
Date 529-539 AD
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 241 D.O. 268
15mm 2.20 gm
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Roman lead weight36 views10mm/10mm/9mm
11.15g
plain all sides
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Second Bulgarian Empire, Ivan Shishman, 1371 - 1395 CE Reduced weight Silver Grosch36 viewsObverse Czar standing facing, cruciform scepter in left, legend and monograms around
Reverse half length figure of Virgin Orans facing, infant Christ's head facing at Her breast, Μ − Θ across field flanking headMint: Tarnovo
Date: 11380-1393 CE
Moushmov 7454, pl. LXV 8
14mm, 0.59g
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185436 viewsObverse: +EMMANOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of Gospels to l., IC ro r., XC
Reverse: +KWN RACIAEVC O (delta)OVK. or very similar. Bust facing bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross and akakia.
Date: 1059-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1854 DO 9
28mm 6.32 gm
CWC
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AE Follis, Maurice Tiberius SB 49336 viewsObverse: DN MAVRCI PP AVG crowned and cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left cross above, regnal yr II (2) to rt, Officina letter E below. Con in exergue.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 5883/4 CE
Sear 493, DO 21-5
31mm, 10.97g
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185336 viewsObverse; +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XC
Reverse: + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros.
Date1056-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1853 DO 8
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AE decanummium Justinian I SB 23936 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG or similar usually blundered, Helmeted and cuir. bust facing holding gl. cr. and sheild; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large I, cross above, ANNO to left, regnal yr XXXU or UI, THEUP in ex.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date 561-563 CE
Sear 239 DO 264-7
19mm 3.91gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36036 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on L., and Sophia, on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between heads.
Reverse: Large M between ANNP and regnal year (U) yr 5, cross above, officina letter "delta" below, In ex. CON.
Date: 569/70 CE
Mint: constantinople
Sear 360 DO 22-43
29mm 12.35 gm
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Islamic weight36 viewsten dirham weight, with dirhams of 2.4g
beaded ring both ends
one end with three dots and unclear signa
16mm/17mm 24.12g
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202435 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
10/18 mm 1.32 gm
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Byzantine coin weight, 1/2 nomismat, 2 scripla35 viewsfour pellets each side one center whole for hanging/adding others?
10mm by 7mm by 3mm, 2.27g
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AE Pentanummium Justin I SB 11135 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: The tyche of Antioch seated L., to L. reverse E, all within shrine.
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 111, DO 57
10mm 1.99gm

Tyche was regarded as a patron deity of luck or good fortune for many cities in ancient greece. Pentanummia under Justin I have the seated figure of the Tyche of Antioch under an Arch. Gierson notes this to be one of the rare examples of a pagen type of diety in sixth century coinage.
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AE follis Justinian I SB 163 yr 1935 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XUIIII (19), officina letter below Delta , mintmark CON.
Date: 545/6 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
35mm, 16.66g
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176035 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
25mm, 5.13g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1935 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "delta" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
32mm, 17.02g
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Billion trachy, Theodore I Type B, second Coinage SB 206235 viewsReverse: IC XC barred in field. Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Asterisk above cushion of throne, to either side.
Obverse: Full length fissure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand scepter crucifier and in l., anexikakia. Asterick frequently on l., or r., or both, of inside of chlamys as it drapes from the arms.
Mint: Nicaea
Date: 1208 CE
SB 2062, DO IV, pl XXVII, 6
25mm, 3.35g
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196235 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing beardless, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, raising r. hand in benediction; in l. scroll; to l., IC; to r. XC.
Reverse: MANUHA AECII or similar, bust facing, beardless, wearing crown and jewelled chlamys and holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople First metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1962 var b, First coinage; H 14.10-13
two varities
Var b Labarum shaft has two dots, one near head, the other between hand and shoulder, collar normally has four jewels

27mm 3.94gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203635 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
15mm .84gm
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AE follis Justinian I SB 20735 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG ( or similar) Helmeted and cuir. bust facing, holding gl cr. and sheild; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regmal year (XXY), beneath officina letter "B" in ex., KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 551/2 CE
Sear: 207 DO 164-81
32mm 16.22 gm
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AE follis Tiberius II Constantine, SB 43035 viewsObverse: DM TIb CONSTANTANT PP AVI or similar, Crowned bust facing wearing consular robes, and holding mappa and eagle tipped sceptre above eagle, cross
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to l., cross above, regnal tr to l., GI (7), CON officina letter "gamma" to rt.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 580/1 CE
Sear 430 DO 11-14
30mm 12.84
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49535 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIbER PP AVG (or similar) Crowned bust facing, searing consular robes and holding mappa and eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO, regnal year,(XX) 10, P headed cross above, CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date 591/2 CE
Sear 495 DO 44-5
30mm 12.35
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AE follis Justinian I SB 16335 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (or similar) Helmeted and cuir, bust facing holding gl. cr. and sheild; to r. cross
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal year XUIII (18), cross above, CON in ex, and officina letter "E"
Date: 544/5 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
33mm 17.67gm
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Teodor Svetoslav 1295-1322 CE Korubesta35 viewsObverse: King with short crown on his head on horse advancing right, in right hand holds sceptre with cross
Reverse: Cross made of four triangles within grain circle
20mm 1.30g
Moushmov plate LXIII.15
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Maximinus II 34 viewsObverse:Bust rt.impcgalvalmaximinvspfavg
Reverse: Genio/ naked patera from which liguid flows. ANT ex, Z
Mint: Antioch
Date: 310-311 CE
RIC-VI
22mm, 6.51
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Fragment of Amulet34 viewsTypically one side has PEFAHL (ie Raphael, the Archangel), retrograde, the other side CABAW (heavenly 'Hosts')
Late Roman early Byzantine
10mm by 8mm.
2.30g
Fragment of a “magical” pendent or amulet. Portion of the name Gabriel with the one suspension hoop on this remaining fragmentS. imilar to one from the Sternberg sale (in association with Wolfe) of Jewish, Early Christian and Byzantine Antiquities (XXIII, 1989, lot 256). Thanks to Gert Boerswema from Forum and Vcoins for this information
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 24134 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP AVG usually incomplete
Reverse: Large E, Officina letter "A" to Rt.
Date 529-539 AD
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 241 D.O. 268
14mm 2.02 gm
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Billion trachy John III Type V, SB 214434 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless, and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor on l, and St. Tryphon, beardless and nimbate, holding between them long shaft at the head of which lys, and the base of which small globe. Emperor wears stemma, divitison, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum on long shaft in r. hand. Saint wears short military tunic, breastplate, and sagion; holds scepter with triple heard in l. hand.
Mint:Magnesia
Date: 1221-1254 CE
Sear 2144 attributed originally to Theodore II (type D (12.1-6) now John III Type V; pls XXXVI and LIV).
25mm, 3.26
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196634 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 c, Fourth coinage, H 16.10-13
obv: Asterisk above throne on left, or right or both
Rev: One jewel on emperors loros between waist and collar-peice
29mm 4.25gm
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 Variation B34 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes with additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
28mm 3.79gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196434 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (variation A, no dots on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation A
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 var A, DO 15.5-10

26mm 4.45gm
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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius34 viewsObverse: DN TIb MAVRIC PP AV or similar, crowned and cuir. bust facing holding gl. cr. and shield
Reverse: Large I between ANNO and regnal yr I or II CAT in ex
Mint: Catania
Date: 582-4 CE
Sear 580 DO 264
13mm 2.78 gm
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AE follis Justinian I SB 21634 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad.m dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: LArge M, between two stars, cross above, Officina "gamma" below M, ex +THEUP (o over P) +.
Date: 533-537 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 216 DO 210
30/33mm 14.16gm
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1/2 Nomisima coin weight33 viewsEngraved IB
12 silquAE/keratia
10mm/2mm 1.91g
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.33 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
24mm, 1.43g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
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AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 36333 viewsObverse: Mongram 8
Reverse: Large E, Officina Letter "gamma" to r.
Date: 565-578 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear: 363, DO 60a-d
14mm 1.79gm
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Romanus I. AE Follis, SB176033 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
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
SB 1760, DOC 25
25mm. 3.58g
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Nicephorus II Phocas AE follis SB178333 viewsObverse: NICIFR bASIL RW, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros and additional jewelled robe, holding cross-topped sceptre and trefoil on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Date: 963-969 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1783 DOC 7
25mm, 6.09g
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 A, yr 633 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, A officinae, yr 6 NIKO in ex.
Date: 570/1 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
30mm, 12.69 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 379, regnal yr 1133 viewsObverse: Legend usually blundered, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, each holding a long sceptre (sometimes topped by a cross) and, between them, a cross on globe
Reverse:Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XI (11) , officina letter below Gamma Mint mark in exergue THEUP'
Date: 575/6 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 379
30mm, 15.00g
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 17233 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVSPP AV
Reverse: Large E, Officina "cross" to Rt.
Date 543-565 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 172 D.O. 97e.10
12/19mm 2.40 gm

The cross may have been used to mark the fifth officina instead of repeating the large E.
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Billion trachy lg module Hendy Type A (of Thessalonica) SB 205533 viewsObverse: Christ bearded and nimbate, seated on backless hrone, holds Gospels in l. Asterisk above cushion on each side.
Reverse: Emperor, half length wearing stemma, divitision, collor and loros, holds scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1204-1224 Attributed to Boniface de Montferrat )1204-07) or Demetrius de Montferrat bu Malloy et al
Sear 2055 Hendy type A 28.1-4
23mm .95gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36033 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr (GI) 7, officina letter E below, CON in ex. cross above
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 571/2 CE
Sear 360 DO 22-43
29mm 13.86gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36033 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on L., and Sophia, on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between heads.
Reverse: Large M between ANNP and regnal year (I) yr 1, cross above, officina letter "E" below, In ex. CON.
Date: 565/6 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 360 DO 22-43
29mm 14.19 gm
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Billion trachy small module SB 204532 viewsObverse: Christ bearded nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion std. on throne with back, holding gospelsEmperor std. E in L.
Reverse: Emperor std. wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys, holding sword in r. point towards ground, and globus cruciger in l.
Mint:Constantinople
Date: 1204-1260 CE
Sear 2045 H.29.4-6
15mm .98gm
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 17232 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVSPP AV
Reverse: Large E, Officina "cross" to Rt.
Date 543-565 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 172 D.O. 97e.10
11mm 2.05 gm

The cross may have been used to mark the fifth officina instead of repeating the large E.
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Lead Amulet32 viewscircle 22mm
cross one side pellet in each arm
reverse arms outlined with pellets
3.92g
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Manuel I SB1966 group of six hoard found32 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.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183 CE
Sear 1966
Hoard found group with some silvering intact
28mm/3.1g, 30mm/3.6g, 26mm/2.3g, 29mm/2.2g, 28mm/2.1g, 29mm/2.9g.
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Constantine VII and Romanus, SB176232 viewsObverse: CONST (or CONST T) CE ROMAN b ROM, crowned busts of Constantine, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, on left, and Romanus II, wearing loros, unbearded, on right, holding patriarchal cross (with X at centre) on globe between them.
Reverse: CONST / CE ROMAN / EN XRIST / b ROMEO, legend in four lines.
Date: 920-944 CE
Mint; Constantinople
Sear 1762, DOC 27
28mm, 5.06G
CWC
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Constantine X AE follis SB 1854 over struck on SB 185332 viewsObverse: +EMMANOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of Gospels to l., IC ro r., XC overstruck on the obverse of 1953 +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XCRev:+KWN RACIAEVC O (delta)OVK. or very similar. Bust facing bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross and akakia over struck on the reverse of 1853 + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-882g
SB 1854/3
30mm, 8.82g
CWC

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AE large follis Anastasius SB 2032 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a star on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars pellet above each star, cross above, Officina letter below "A" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 20 DO 23c
35mm 18.48 gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203632 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
16mm 1.14gm
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Latin Trachy Hendy type B SB 205632 viewsObverse: IC XC in field Columnar legend O?EM?MA on left, NOV/HA on right. Bust of Christ Emmanuel bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and Kolobion holds gospels in left, blesses with r.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision collar piece and chamys holds in rt hand labarum[headed scepter and in left globus crucifier.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-1261 CE
SB 2057 CLBC 11.24.1
21mm, 1.72g
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Billion Trachy, Theodore I type E, SB 2069/ John II per Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue (DOC IV)32 viewsObverse: IC XC O EMMANOHA in two columnar groups. Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holds scroll in l. hand. five dots in each limb of nimbus cross.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, holding between them shaft, at head of which a star, and at base of which a kite shaped shield. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, and chlamys; holds in r. and labarum headed scepter. Saint wears short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hand, resting over shoulder.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1222-1254 CE
SB 2069
28mm, 2.88g
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Justin II and Sophia, AE Half Follis, SB 37332 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right (G) 6, , Mint mark KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 570/1 CE
SB 373
20mm, 6.07g
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AE follis Heraclius SB 80432 viewsObverse: DN hRACLIYS PERP AVD or similar Cuir. bust facing. bearded, wearing crown or sometime plumed helmet. Holding gl. cr. and shield.
Reverse: Cross above, Large M between ANNO and numerals representing the regnal yr. I/II yr 3, Officina yr below (gamma), con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 612/3 CE
Sear 804
26mm, 10.15gm
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Billion Aspron Trachy Andronicus I SB 198532 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
27mm 4.25gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53432 viewsObverse: Legend is normally a blundered form of Tiberius bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l. hand a eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large XX with pellet inbetween, between ANNO and regnal yr IIII (4) cross above. R below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 585/6 CE
Sear 534 DO 174-83
5.72gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53532 viewsObverse:DN MAU(gamma)I. CN AUT or similarrarely with cross in field to l. bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l. hand a eagle tipped sceptre
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr. (X) 10, cross above
R below
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 591/2 CE
Sear 535 DO 184-93
5.80gm
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Unoffical mint possible arab byzantine follis Heraclius 32 viewsObverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on r., and Empress Martina on L. all stg, facing each holding fl. cr in r. hand.
Reverse: Large M , cross above, ANNO to r. retrograde gamma below
Mint: unknown
Date: approx after 610 CE
Sear 849 (for official mint)
30/19mm 5.84gm
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1932 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "blundered gamma" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
30mm 16.09 gm
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Leo VI, AE Follis, SB172931 viewsObv:LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev:LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 886-916 CE
Sear 1760, DOC 8
23mm, 4.98g
DHC
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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176131 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
25mm, 5.50g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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AE follis Justin II SB 360 yr 331 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between their heads
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to l., cross above, regal yr III to rt, CON in exergue.
Date: 567/8 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 360
30mm 15.19gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 A, yr 631 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, A officinae, yr 6 NIKO in ex.
Date: 570/1 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
30mm, 13.13 gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53331 viewsObverse: Blundered form of TIANTAPPIV or similar, bust facing wearing crown, with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand mappa, in l. hand eagle tipped sceptre
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr IIII, cross above,THEUP' in ex.
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date: 584/6 CE
Sear 532 DO 152-60
29mm 10.15gm
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Unknown Amulet30 viewslead 13mm long, 6mm thick.
5.36g
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1/3 tremissis coin weight 30 viewsEngraved K(? usually a H or T)
10mm/10mm, 1mm. 1.10g
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Commercial weight one ounce30 viewsplain octagon shape
20mm across 9 mm thick, shaped in middle. 31.66g
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Nicephorus II Phocas AE follis SB178330 viewsObverse: NICIFR bASIL RW, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros and additional jewelled robe, holding cross-topped sceptre and trefoil on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Date: 963-969 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1783 DOC 7
25mm, 4.94g
CWC
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Constantine X AE follis SB 1854 over struck on SB 185330 viewsObverse: +EMMANOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of Gospels to l., IC ro r., XC overstruck on the reverse of SB 1853 + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros.
Rev: +KWN RACIAEVC O (delta)OVK. or very similar. Bust facing bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross and akakia. overstruck on the obverse of 1853Obverse; +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XC
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-1067 CE
SB 1853/3
32mm, 6.68g
DHC
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 yr 8 off B30 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, A officinae, yr 8 NIKO in ex.
Date: 573/4 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
29mm, 13.00 gm
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AE trachy (broken) Andronicus Palaeologus III SB 248230 viewsObverse: bust of St. Demetrius
Reverse Archangel Michael stg. L crowning Andronicus r. who holds patriarchal cross in each hand
Mint: Thessalonica
Date 1328-1341 CE
Sear 2482
15/19 mm .73 gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100030 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANO and NEOG or similar, sometimes a cross or star above. In exergue a officina (blundered, possibly E) followed by numerals representing the regnal year IIII.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 644/5 CE
Sear 1000 DO 59-60
19mm 2.83gm
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Clipped Latin trachy Hendy type D SB 202430 viewsObverse: Bust of CHrist beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion holding scroll
Reverse: Emperor, stg, wearing stemma and simplified loros as well as sagion holding scepter cruciger in r. and globus cruciger in l.
Mint: Constantinople
1204-1219 CE
Sear 2024
19.mm .90 gm
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AE Six Nummi Justinian I SB 24830 viewsObs: Diad., dr., and cuir Legend usually only partially visible.
Rev: Large S
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 527-565 CE
Sear 248, DO 275
13mm 2.40 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36130 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large K, cross above ANNO to l., regnal year to rt (IIII), officina letter "delta" below.
Date: 568/9 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 361 DO 44-58
22mm 6.78 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36630 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (X) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
23mm 5.93 gm
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AE Decanummium Justin II SB 38330 viewsObverse: Justin L., Sophia r. seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; they hold between them globe surmounted by a large cross and each holds long sceptre.
Reverse: Large I, surnounted by a cross, between ANNO regnal yr to rt (UII) in exergue THEYP
Date: 572/3 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 383 DO 175-85 AD
17mm 2.33gm
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AE decanummiun Tiberius II Constantine, SB 47230 viewsObverse: DM TIb CONSTANT PP AVG or similar, Crowned, cuir bust facing holding gl. cr.
Reverse: LArge I between two crosses all within wreath
Mint: Sicily per Hahn, Ravenna per Sear
Date: 578-582 CE
Sear 472 DO 66
14mm 2.61gm
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AE decanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 49830 viewsObverse: DN TIbER PP AV or similar, crowned, dr., and cuir bust facing.
Reverse: Large I, cross above; to l., star, to r., officina letter (E), CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 582-602 CE
Sear 498 DO 64
18mm 3.09gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius30 viewsObverse: DN TIb CONSTANT PP AV MAurice on l., Constantina on r., seated facing on double throne, he holds gl. cr. in r. hand and she holds sceptre.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr I (1) cross above, TES below.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 582/3 CE
Sear 507a DO 71.2
20mm 5.49gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 84930 viewsObv: No legand. Heralius , H. Constantine and Empress MArtina all stg. facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding gl. cr. in rt hand.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr XUII officina below M gamma, KVIIP in exergue
Mint: Cyprus?
Date 626/7 CE
17/27mm 4.51gm
Sear 849 DO 184-5
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.29 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
25mm, 2.82g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat29 viewsN with pellets, plain side
11mm by 11mm by 3mm, 3.85g
(Weber, 419)
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John II Coronation issue lead Tetarteron29 viewsObv-IC XC Bust of Christ facing nimbate, bearded wearing tunic and colobium, open gospels in left
Reverse: AACE EC Bust of Alexius facing wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros, cruciform in right, globus in left.
Mint: Unk
Date: 1092-1118 CE
Grierson 1046
ex Forum
Issued for celebrations throughout the empire for the coronation of John II as co-emperor in1092. This scarce type and two rare types issued for the coronation are traditionally identified as the earliest tetarteron. They may actually be sphragidia that were distributed only to a select group of people who participated in the celebrations or for charitable purposes.
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 163, yr 2829 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing holding cross on globe and shield; cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right XXIGI (28), officina letter below B , mintmark CON.
Date: 554/5 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
31mm, 16.65g
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Leo VI, AE Follis, SB172929 viewsObv:LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev:LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 886-916 CE
Sear 1760, DOC 8
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21mm, 6.02g
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Leo VI, AE Follis, SB172929 viewsObv:LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Rev:LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 886-916 CE
Sear 1729, DOC 8
26mm, 5.11g

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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176129 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
23mm, 7.91g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176129 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
24mm, 5.02g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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Anastasius I, AE Half-follis SB 2529 viewsObverse: D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large K, long cross to left, officina letter to right(E), no mintmark.
Mint: Constantinople
SB 25, DOC 24
26mm, 7.97g
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AE follis Justin II SB 36129 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large K, cross above ANNO to l., regnal year to rt, yr 6 (G), officina letter "delta" below.
Date: 570/1 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 361 DO 44-58
21mm 5.27gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 Off B,regnal yr 629 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, B officinae, yr 6 NIKO in ex.
Date: 570/1 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
30mm, 12.42 gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 51829 viewsObverse: DN TIBER MAVRIC PP A, helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross or P over star above, regnal year GIII to right yr 9, officina letter B below; mintmark KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 590/1 CE
Sear 518
28mm, 10.60g
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Ae follis Heraclius SB 80529 viewsObverse: dd NN hERACLIYS ET hERA> CONST PP A or similar often overstruck as in this coin though on reverse. Heraclius, bearded on l., and Heraclius Constantine on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. or occasionally long cross in rt hand; between their heads, cross.
Reverse: As last but sometimes with chi Rho rt facing as in this coin, sometimes with cross, Large M between ANNO and numerals representing the regnal yr. II/II yr 4, Officina yr below (gamma), con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 613/4 CE
Sear 805
34mm, 11.06gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 81029 viewsObverse: No legend, Heraclius on l., Heraclius Constantine on r. both stg. facing cross between heads, Heraclius wears a crown and military dress, holds long cross and has a moustache and long beard. his son on r. has short beard, wears a crown and chlamys, holding a gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XX, c surmounted by cross above, Officina letter A below, CON in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 629/30 CE
Sear 810 DO 105-16
24mm 6.10gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195429 viewsObverse" Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +IW AECIIOT or similar bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys holding labarum.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118 -1143 CE
Sear 1954 H 11.13-14
17mm 2.06 gm
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Manuel I Komnenus Billion aspron trachy SB196629 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 c, Fourth coinage, H 16.10-13
obv: Asterisk above throne on left, or right or both
Rev: One jewel on emperors loros between waist and collar-peice
29mm 4.86gm
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AE trachy (broken) Andronicus Palaeologus III SB 249229 viewsObverse: Bust of Archangel Michael(?)
Reverse: Half-length figure of Andronicus holding a globus in each hand
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1328-1341 CE
Sear 2492
18mm .68 gm
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AE half follis Phocas29 viewsObverse: DN FOCA PERP AVG crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross
Reverse: Large XX, cross above. in ex CON with unk Officina letter following
Mint: Constantinople
Date 602-610 CE
Sear 643
24 mm 5.69 gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 80629 viewsObverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on r., and the Empress MArtina on l, all stg facing; each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. in r. hand two crosses in field either side of Heraclius head
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr (x,II,I) cross above, CON in ex
Mint: Constantinople
Date:622/3 CE
Sear 806 DO 89-91
25mm 6.74gm
Sear notes that this type is normally overstruck on folles of Phocas or less frequently on those of earlier reigns
Mint
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15829 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: LArge M between star and cross, Officina letetr"A" below, in ex., CON
Date; 527-538 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 158 DO 28
30mm 17.51
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AE follis Justin I, SB 6229 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M star r. and l., cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "A" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 62 DO 8
Date: 518-527 AG
30mm 14.47gm
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AR half Siliqua Heraclius, SB 87128 viewsObverse: DN :Greek_epsilon:RAC :Greek_Lambda:IO PP AV or similar, Crowned, dr, and cuir bust facing beardless
Reverse: No legend, facing busts of Heraclius Constantine on L., and Martina on r., the former wearing crown and Chlamys, the other latter , crown with long pendilla and robes, between thier heads, cross and with four dots between down lower.
Mint: Carthage
Date: 610-641 CE
Sear 871
.66gm 9mm
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Spherical commercial weight28 viewsAnepigraphic weight, concentric circles
Sextula? 1/6 oz, 4 scripula
10mm dia/2mm tall, 3.46g

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Billion trachy small module as SB 205728 viewsObverse: Christ seated
Reverse: St Helena and St Constantine stg holding patriarchal cross between them
Date: Middle period? Robert de Courtenai? 1219-28 CE
Sear 2049
18 mm 1.26gm
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).28 viewsworn on neck
simple cross on one side
cross with two concentric circles on other side
Date: end of 9th through tenth century
Knjaz St. Boris I obliges all the Bulgarians to bring Christian symbols after the conversion to Christianity (865 AD).
3mm/16mm 5.16g

20mm by 15mm, 7.58g
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).28 viewsworn on neck
Date: end of 9th through tenth century
Knjaz St. Boris I obliges all the Bulgarians to bring Christian symbols after the conversion to Christianity (865 AD).
20mm by 15mm, 7.58g

thanks to Val/Orthodox coins for this information
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Islamic weight28 viewstwo pellets each side
2 dirham (5.77g = 2 dirham of 2.89 g)
11mm by 10mm by 5mm, 5.77g
(Hendin 444)
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Judean trade weight ?28 viewsBronze dome
2 shekels (24.12 g = 2 shekels of 12.06 g)
15.5m circum, 15 mm tall smooth 24.12g
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late byzantine trade weight 1 uncia 28 viewsBronze disc with border and central indentation
24mm by 6mm, 26.68 g
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Second Bulgarian Empire, Ivan Shishman, 1371 - 1395 CE Silver Grosch28 viewsObverse Czar standing facing, cruciform scepter in left, legend and monograms around
Reverse half length figure of Virgin Orans facing, infant Christ's head facing at Her breast, Μ − Θ across field flanking head
Mint: Tarnovo
Date: 11380-1393 CE
Moushmov 7454, pl. LXV 8
14mm, 0.41g
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AE billion trachy John III SB 2101 type M 28 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, Full length figure of Christ, standing on dais?, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.
Reverse: IW OO, KW or IW barred O KW, full length figure of emperor on L., and of St Constantine nimbate, holding between them sword, half sheathed point downwards. Emperor and saint wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of simplified type. Emperor and saint rest hand on shield, emperor r. hand, saint l. hand.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1221-54 CE
Sear 2101, DO IV pl XXXIII, 47.
28mm, 2.50 g
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AE Follis Justinian SB 21728 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M star to rt and left, cross above, below in greek theta, upsilon, Pi, Omicron, Lambda and S
Date: 537-539 CE
Mint: Antioch
Sear 21, class IV, DO 212
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AE follis Justin II SB 36128 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large K, cross above ANNO to l., regnal year to rt, yr 1 (I), officina letter "B" below.
Date: 565/6 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 361 DO 44-58
23mm 8.41gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196428 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 5.29gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 237328 viewsObverse: St. Demetrius stg
Reverse: Andronicus stg., holding sceptre and globus
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2373 Gr. 1438
21mm .97 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36028 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on L., and Sophia, on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between heads.
Reverse: Large M between ANNP and regnal year (GII) yr 8, Chi rho above, officina letter "A" below, In ex. CON.
Date: 572/3 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 360 DO 22-43
29mm 15.87 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36628 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (E or U for 5) TES below
Date: 569/70 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
23mm 5.93 gm
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel weight27 viewsengraved with central indention
1 Sicilius
8mm dia/8mm tall, 5.79g
(Hendin, 337)
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel Weight27 views8 scripula/2 nomismat
smooth, bronze barrel with central indentation each end
12mm by 9mm tall, 8.70 g
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Leo VI with Alexander SB173027 viewsObverse: LEON S ALEXANDROS, Leo on left and Alexander on right, both crowned and wearing loros, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them
Reverse:+LEON S ALEXAN GROS bASIL ROMEON legend in four lines.
Date: 886-912 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1730, DOC 6
26mm, 6.46g
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AE follis Romanus I, SB 176027 viewsObverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
21mm, 4.82g
SB 1760, DO 25
DHC
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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176127 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
26mm, 6.70g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 11.26g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
29mm, 10.17g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)27 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 7.76g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE27 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
27mm, 5.49g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
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Anonymous Politikon issue SB 258427 viewsObverse: +RWMAIWN (theta)VAA# around cross (Guardian of the Romans).
Reverse: same as obverse
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1320-1350 CE
Sear 2584, Gr 1337
19mm 1.84g
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AE follis Justin II SB 381, regnal yr 427 viewsObverse: Justin on L., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; they hold between them globe surmounted by large cross, and each holds long sceptre. sometimes cruciform.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO , and regnal yr IIII=4, on r. broken R below
Date: 568/9 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 381
25mm, 6.63g

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AE Half-follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 50927 viewsObv: Helmeted sometimes crowned and cuir bust facing, holding gl cr. and shield.
Reverse: ANNO, large K, cross above regnal yr III to rt. TES below
Date: 584/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
sear 509
24mm, 5.53g

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AE follis Michael II SB 165227 viewsMIXAHL S OEOE or similar, Facing busts of Michael and Theophilus.
Reverse: Large M, cross above Theta below
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 820-829 CE
Sear 1652
19mm 2.94 gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 2391 (halved)27 viewsObverse: Cross formed by four petals
Reverse: Andronicus stg., holding a star in each hand; stars in field.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1282-1328 CE
Sear 2391 Gr. 1453
18/9 mm .99 gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100027 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANO and NEOG or similar, sometimes a cross or star above. In exergue a officina followed by numerals representing the regnal year. Blundered on this coin.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 641-645 CE
Sear 1000 DO 59-60
19mm 2.94gm
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AE follis Alexios I SB 190027 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium, raises r. hand in benediction
Reverse: Cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity, beneath , large crescent around, four globules each surrounded by pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Pre reform First Crusade, 1081-1092 CE
Sear 1900 H. 2.18-19 Class J anonymous folles
26mm 6.12gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 36127 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large K, cross above ANNO to l., regnal year to rt (IIII), officina letter "delta" below.
Date: 568/9 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 361 DO 44-58
21mm 5.27gm
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 24227 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG usually only partially visible, diad., dr and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, without officina letter.
Date: 542 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 242, DO 269
15mm 1.99gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB196626 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 CE
Sear 1966 Fourth coinage, H 16.1-6
one jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
30mm 3.77gm
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Obol with Satyr, Thrace, Thasos26 viewsObv: Satyr kneeling l., holding kantharos.
Rx: Amphora.
450-425 BC
Gross-4217, BM-53.
.85 gm 11mm
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1/3 Tremissis coin weight? 26 viewsEngraved B; decorative pellets in field
12mm/10mm, 1mm. 1.09g
Typically this should have a H or a T.
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Diadumenians, Antonius26 viewsObverse: bare head right, seen from behind.
Reverse: staff of Aesklepios" Roman cult of healing
Mint: Nikopolis on river Istrus
Date: 217-218 CE
Reference- Varbanov 3599
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Cubo-Octahedral weights26 views14 sided polygon(Tetrakaidecagon) plain
8mm by 8mm by 8mm 3.80g
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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AE half Follis Justinian I SB 23026 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG helmeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield; to r., cross
Reverse: Large K; above cross to L., ANNO to r., XXIII (regnal yr 23). circle above Pi below K.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date: 549/50 CE
Sear 230 DO 237-44
26mm 9.53g
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 49626 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 2 (II) to rt, Officina letter (delta) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 583/4
SB 497
25mm, 6.13g
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AE follis Justin I SB 6226 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M between star star var pellets above and below each star, cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "E" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 62
Date: 518-527 AG
34mm 15.33gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 834 26 viewsObverse: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, 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
Reverse:Large M, ANNO to left, cross or chi-rho above, regnal year to right GI (7), officina letter below "delta" mintmark NIKO.
Mint: Nicomedia
Date: 616/7 CE
Sear 834
25mm, 7.45g
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AE follis Constans II SB 100026 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANO and NEOG or similar, sometimes a cross or star above. In exergue a officina (A) followed by numerals representing the regnal year (II)
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 642-643 CE
Sear 1000 DO 59-60
21mm 4.97gm
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AE follis Justin I and Justinian I26 viewsDN IVSTIN E IVSTINIAN PPAV or similar, Diad, dr, and cuir bust of Justin r. sometimes as in this coin with a star on shoulder
Reverse: Large M between star and cross, cross above Officina B and CON in exergue.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 527
Sear 125 DO 10
30mm 14.53gm
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196426 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (variation A, no dots on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation A
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
22mm 3.56gm
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 24426 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVS PP. AVG
Reverse: Large E with cross in center; to r., star.
Date: 551-560 AD
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 244 D.O 271
14mm, 2.19gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36526 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Helmeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield, sometimes with cross in field to r.
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (II) TES below
Date: 566/7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 365 DO 38-40
19mm 5.05gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius26 viewsObverse: Legend is normally a blundered form of Tiberius bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l. hand a eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large XX with pellet inbetween, between ANNO and regnal yr III Y (8) cross above. R below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 589/90 CE
Sear 534 DO 174-83
5.75gm
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Islamic weight26 views12/12/5mm
5.9g two dirhams of 2.95g
both sides with punches one dot and three
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AE Decanummium Justin I S 10825 viewsObv: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG or AVGS , Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: CONCORDI preceeded by officina letter "gamma" around large I surmounted by cross, pellets to L. and R., ANTX in exergue
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 CE
Sear 108 DO 54
20mm 3.70 gm
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clipped trachy of Manuel I SB 196625 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.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966
20mm, 1.38g
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertus25 viewsObverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XX III, Laureate and draped bust right
Reverse: SALVTI AVG COS III, Salus feeding snake rising from altar
Mint: Rome
Date: 168-169 CE
RIC 964, Cohen 544
32mm, 25.93g
ex Allen Berman
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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,
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SBVC 1053; Constans II; AE follis25 viewsObv: EN TVTO NIKA, Constans standing facing, crowned, cloaked and cuirassed, holding long cross and cross on globe
Rev: large M, cross to left, cross above, cross to right; mintmark CRTS
Mint: Carthage
Date: 641-668 AD
SBVC 1053
28mm
12.36g
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AE follis Justinian I SB 16325 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG (or similar) Helmeted and cuir, bust facing holding gl. cr. and sheild; to r. cross
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal year XUII (17), cross above, CON in ex, and officina letter "B"
Date: 543/4 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 163 DO 37-61
31mm 19.51gm
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Class C follis, sb1825, attributed to Michael IV, 1034-1041 CE25 viewsObverse: EMMANOVHA - Three -quarter length of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, raising rt hand in benediction in L. hand book of Gospels, in field to L., IC barred, to r., XC barred.
Reverse: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Jewelled cross with pellet at each end divides inscription into four equal parts, IC--XC/NI--KA
Mint: Contantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
28mm, 10.29g
SB 1825 Class C follis
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Billion aspron trachy John II SB 1944 Variation B25 viewsObverse:(worn) Bust of Christ facing on footstool wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium.
Reverse: + IWAECIIOT T II(theta)VPgammaNT or similar, John stg facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre sometimes with additional bar on shaft as on this coin, and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118-1143 CE
Sear 1944 H 10.9-11
30mm 4.76gm
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AE Assarion, Andronicus Palaeologus III, SB 248125 viewsObverse: Cross fleury
Reverse: Andronicus standing holding sceptre
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1328-1342 CE
Sear 2481
21mm, 1.16
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 Off A, regnal yr 1025 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, A officinae, regnal yr X(10) NIKO in ex.
Date: 574/5 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
29mm, 12.55 gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 192925 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium and raiising r. hand in bendediction; in l. book of Gospels to l IC-to r. XC
Reverse: +AAZI AECII Bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys and holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1929 H 8.9
16mm 3.32gm
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AE trachy Manuel Comnenus-Ducas SB 2179 Type C25 viewsObverse: Bust of the virgin orans
Reverse: Manuel stg. L., and St. Demetrius(?) r., giving globus surmounted by patriarchal cross to Manuel
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1230-1237 CE
Sear 2179 h. 39.6, DO IV, pl XLI, 5
21mm .97 gm
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AE assaria Andronicus II and Michael IX SB 244025 viewsObverse: Three quarter length of Andronicus II bearded on l., and of Michael IX, beardless on r., wearing stema, div and panelled loros of simplified type, between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors in r. and l. hand respectively hold sc. cr.
Reverse: In Legend in four lines AVTO/KPATO/PECPW/MAIW
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2440
20mm/ gm

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AE half follis Justin II SB 37025 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr IIII cross above, blow NI
Date:568/9 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 370 DO 104-15
22mm 4.85 gm
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AE Decanummium Justin II SB 38325 viewsObverse: Justin L., Sophia r. seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; they hold between them globe surmounted by a large cross and each holds long sceptre.
Reverse: Large I, surnounted by a cross, between ANNO regnal yr to rt (U, III) in exergue THEYP
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 383 DO 175-85
20mm 3.16 gm
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AE Decanummium Justin II SB 36725 viewsObverse: Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large I, cross above, ANNO to l., regnal yr to r. (YI III) yr 9
Date: 573/74 CE
Mint: Thesslonica
Sear: 367, DO 86-90
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AE follis Justin I, SB 6225 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M star r. and l., cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "B" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 62 DO 8
Date: 518-527 AG
30mm 15.87gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 84925 viewsOverstruck on unk coin
Obv: No legand. Heralius , H. Constantine and Empress MArtina all stg. facing wearing crown and chlamys, holding gl. cr. in rt hand.
Reverse: Lg M ANNO to l., unk regnal yr to rt
Mint: Cyprus?
Date:627-30 CE
16/26mm 4.37gm
Sear 849 DO 184-5
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AE Follis Justin SB 6525 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: cross to rt, large M,cross above, crescent to r. CON in exergue.
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 65, DO 12
Date 518-527 CE
31mm, 11.95g
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two pellets above three below
13/12/2mm 4.11g
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Byzantine/roman trade weight24 viewscrude x one side,
13mm by 13mm by 12mm, 15.55g
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type A.24 viewsObverse: IC XC in field; Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; r. hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in L.
Reverse; Full length figure of Tsar, wearing stemma, divitision. paneled loros of traditional type and sagion, holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., globus.
Mint: Turnova
Date: 1257-77 CE
25mm, 2.59g
DO XLVIII 1, Type A.
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Constantine VII and Leo, SB175824 viewsObverse: +CONSTANT CE ZOH B or similar, facing bust 0f Constantine VII, beardless (on L.) and Zoe on r., both crowned and holding between them long patriarchal cross; Constantine wears loros, whilst his mother is clad in chlamys .
Reverse: +CONS/TANTINO'/CE SOHbA/SILIS RO in five lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-944 CE
25mm, 6.55g
SB 1758
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Class A1, sb1793 attributed to the reign of John I (969- 976 CE)24 viewsOBVERSE: +EMMANOVHA. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. (two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels (cover ornamented with pellet in border of dots) with both hands. IC; to r., XC barred.
Reverse: +IhSUS/XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 969-976 CE
SB 1793 Class A1
24mm, 5.05g
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These have smaller thin flans and are frequently overstruck on folles of Nicephorus II or Constantine VII, They lack the ornaments above and below the reverse inscription which characterize the succeeding class.
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Class C follis, sb1825, attributed to Michael IV, 1034-1041 CE24 viewsObverse: EMMANOVHA - Three -quarter length of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, raising rt hand in benediction in L. hand book of Gospels, in field to L., IC barred, to r., XC barred.
Reverse: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Jewelled cross with pellet at each end divides inscription into four equal parts, IC--XC/NI--KA
Mint: Contantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
25mm, 6.06g
SB 1825 Class C follis



The Obverse is Christ as Antiphonetes, "the guarantor." A famous icon of Christ was so named because, according to a miracle story, it had been held as loan collateral by a creditor. The Byzantine empress Zoë (r. 1028–50) had coins struck with the Antiphonetes image and kept an icon of the type close at hand. "I myself have often seen her, in moments of great distress, clasp the sacred object in her hands, contemplate it, talk to it as if it were indeed alive, and address it with one sweet term of endearment after another," wrote court historian Michael Psellos (1018–ca. 1081).

Source: Icon with Christ Antiphonetes [Byzantine] (1979.217) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Class F follis, sb1856 attributed to Constantine X 1059-1067 CE24 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of gospels; in field to l., IC to r. XC both barred.
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines -+- above, + below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-1067 CE
SB 1856 class F
27mm, 9.22g
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1924 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "delta" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
35mm, 16.75g
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB196624 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.a Fourth coinage, H 16.7-9 DOC 13.1
One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
28mm, 3.51g (d17,cc8)
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203624 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
19mm 1.14gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37324 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre, cross between their heads
Reverse:Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right GIII (9)
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 573/4
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SB 373, DO 127-35
28mm, 6.43g
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AE follis Justin I SB 8324 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter A below, mintmark NIKM.
Date: 518-527 CE
SB 83 DOC 28
30mm, 18.19
DHC
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AE half-follis Justinian I AE SB 16524 viewsObverse: (Overstruck) DNIVSTINIANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuir. bust facing holding gl ce. and sheild, to r., cross
Reverse: Large K, cross above, ANNO to l., to r unk regnal yr
Date: 538-565 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 165 DO 62-75
21mm 5.57 gm
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 17224 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVSPP AV
Reverse: Large E, Officina "cross" to Rt.
Date 543-565 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 172 D.O. 97e.10
12mm 2.04 gm

The cross may have been used to mark the fifth officina instead of repeating the large E.
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AE Tetarteron Andronicus Comnenus SB 198724 viewsObverse: Facing bust of the Virgan orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorim: on her breast, nimbate hd. of the infant Christ facing to l. MP OV barred over shoulders
Reverse: ANAPONIKOC or similar, half length figure of Andronicus facing with forked beard, wearing crown, scaramangion and sagion, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1987 H.19.2
29mm 2.73gm
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 238724 viewsObverse: Patriarchal cross and two stars
Reverse: Andronicus st holding cross in circle on staff in each hand.
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 2387 Gr 1449
19mm .99gm

As David Sear notes many of these coins from the mint of Thessalonica are without legends and are diffcult to differentiate between Andronicus II and III
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AE follis Justin I, SB 6224 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M between star and cross, cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "Gamma" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 63 DO 9,10
Date: 518-527 AG
28 /31mm 15.88gm
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Spherical Islamic weight23 viewsAnepigraphic weight
1 uqiyyah (29.92 =10 dirham of 3.007 g)
14mm dia/8mm tall, 29.29g
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Aspron Trachy Nomisma Constantine Asen (Tich) Type B.23 viewsObverse: Large cross; stars and or pellets in interstices.
Reverse: Tsar seated on throne without back, wearing stemma, divitision, and jeweled loros of traditional type: holds in r. hand labarum-scepter, and in L., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper r. field.
Mint: Turnovo
Date 1257-77 CE
26mm 2.21 g
DO XLVIII 2, Type B
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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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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 17223 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVSPP AV
Reverse: Large E, Officina "cross" to Rt.
Date 543-565 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 172 D.O. 97e.10
13mm 1.27 gm

The cross may have been used to mark the fifth officina instead of repeating the large E.
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AE Pentanummium Justinian I SB 17223 viewsObverse: Bust Rt., D.N. IVSTINIANVSPP AV
Reverse: Large E, Officina "cross" to Rt.
Date 543-565 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 172 D.O. 97e.10
13mm 1.83 gm

The cross may have been used to mark the fifth officina instead of repeating the large E.
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Bronze/Iron age oil lamp23 views6cm/7cm lip
5.5cm tall
75.5g
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Ptolomy I Bronze diabol23 viewsObverse: Zeus Laureate
Reverse: Eagle open wing standing left with head left
Mint: Eqypt
Date: 305-285 BC
SVO289
25mm, 16.06g
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15823 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina letter below "gamma"
Date: 527-565 CE
Mints: Constantinople
Sear 158, DOC 28
30mm, 14.58g
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Nicephorus II Phocas AE follis SB178223 viewsObverse:NICIFR bASIL ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 963-969 CE
Sear 1782, DOC 8
25mm, 8.20g
CWC
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE23 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
orn-40b
30mm, 14.59g
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)23 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
36mm, 9.61gg

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE23 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
24mm, 7.68g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1923 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "B" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
36mm, 15.55g
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203623 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 1.22gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203623 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
22mm .93gm
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 2223 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.,
Reverse: Large M between star on left, crescent on rt, cross above, Officina letter below "E" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 22 DO 23m
32mm, 15.55g
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AE half Follis Justinian I SB 23023 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG helmeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield; to r., cross
Reverse: Large K; above cross to L., ANNO to r., XXIII (regnal yr 23). circle above Pi below K.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date: 553/4 CE
Sear 230 DO 237-44
25mm 9.93g
DHC
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AE trachy, Andronicus Palaeologus III 1328-1341 CE23 viewsObverse: Palaeologon monogram
Reverse: Andronicus standing, holding sceptre and akakia
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1328-1341 CE
Sear 2494
20mm, .63g
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AE Half follis, Justin II, SB 365a23 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AV or similar, helmeted and cuir., bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield, sometimes with cross in field to r.
Reverse: Large K cross above, ANNO to l., U to rt representing regnal yr. below is officina A, and TES
Mint: Thessalonica
Date:569/70 CE
Sear 365a
20mm, 6.51g
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37023 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr 6 (G) cross above, below NI
Date:570/1 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 370 DO 104-15
20mm 3.94 gm
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half follis. SB 50923 viewsObv: Helmeted sometimes crowned and cuir bust facing, holding gl cr. and shield.
Reverse: ANNO, large K, cross above regnal U and I which in this series =5-1 (yr 4) TES below
Date: 585/6 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
sear 509
26mm, 5.58g
26mm, 5.58g
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AE follis Constans II SB 100923 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Constans with longbeard and moustache stg, facing , wearing crown and chlamys, holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr (worn) K above. CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 655-8 CE
Sear 1009 DO 77-8
22mm 5.05gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 101023 viewsObverse: no legend,Constans on l., Constantine IV on r, stg, facing the former with long beard and holding long cross
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr (worn) CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 646-8 CE
Sear 1010 DO 79-81
22/25mm 6.11 gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 192023 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus
Reverse: +AAE AEC or similar , bust facing wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and gl, cr,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: Post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1920 H pl 7.10-11
16mm 1.74gn
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AE Pentanummium Justin 1, SB50123 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, officina letter, to r. A and N with officina letter (delta) between
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 110 DO 56
14 mm 1.89 gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 81023 viewsObverse: No legend, Heraclius on l., Heraclius Constantine on r. both stg. facing cross between heads, Heraclius wears a crown and military dress, holds long cross and has a moustache and long beard. his son on r. has short beard, wears a crown and chlamys, holding a gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XX, c surmounted by cross above, Officina letter A below, CON in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 629/30 CE
Sear 810 DO 105-16
25mm 7.76gm
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AE half follis Heraclius SB 81523 viewsObverse: Heraclius in military dress and Hercaclius Constantine stg, facing, cross between heads.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to l., cross above reganal yr possibly XXG
Mint: Constantinople
Date:629-640 CE
Sear 815 DO 118-24
20mm 3.59gm
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AE 6 nummi Heraclius, SB 86223 viewsObverse: Legand usually blundered sometimes dd M HERACLS, cross potents sometimes with pellets at ends of arms on base above two steps or one.
Mint: Alexandria
Date: 613-18 CE
Reverse: Large S
15mm 2.47gm
Sear 862 DO 198
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1 nomisma weight23 views1 Nomisma weight

12mm by 12mm by 4mm thick

large N pellet above and below
pellet on each corner of N

3.7g underweight possibly filed on back side

Hendin 349-356; Weber Pg13-24.
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Constans II AE follis SB 101122 viewsObverse: No legend Constans stg, facing with long beard, wearing long beard, wearing helmet with plume and miltary dress, to left numerals representing the regnal yr and to the rt M with cross above and officina yr (Gamma) below
Reverse: Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius all stg. facing, each wearing a crown and chlamys and holding gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 641-668 CE
22/15 mm 2.39gm
Sear 1011 DO 82-6
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Islamic weight22 views concentric circles top
2 Mitqals (8.43 g = 2 mitqals of 4.215)
11mm wide, 5mm tall, 8.43g
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ancient Amulet22 views20/cm by 20 cm
cross both sides four pellets
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roman/Byzantine token22 viewsstared both sides
24mm
4.16g
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Islamic weight22 viewssingle pellet both sides
1 dirham (2.97g)
10mm by 9mm by 3mm, 2.97g
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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 1/3 tremissis22 viewsplain both sides
7mm by 7mm by 2mm, 1.37g
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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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Early Byzantine/late Roman cup weight 22 viewsPart of likely cup weight used to fit together different weights and dimensions.
25mm by 5mm thick. 11.88g
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Ioan Shishman22 viewsReverse: Cross three pellets in interstices
Obverse: Monogram
Mint: Turnovo?
Date: 1371-96 CE
20mm, 1.76g
Radoushev/Jekov 1.15.13
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Basil I and Constantine VII, AE Follis SB 171022 viewsObverse: bASILIO S CONST BASILIS (or ..CONSTAN..), Basil, crowned, bearded and wearing loros on left and Constantine (much shorter), crowned and wearing loros, on right, seated facing on double throne, holding labarum between them
Reverse: bASILIO-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN OO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines (first line can be bASILO).
Date: 867-876 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1710, DOC 9A
26mm, 5.12g
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 17422 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuir. bust facing holding gl. cr. and shield to r., cross
Rev: Large K; cross above, ANNO to left, numerals representing the regnal year to r., (XXXUII) 37
Date: 563/4 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 174, DO 103-6
22mm, 5.83g
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Nicephorus II Phocas AE follis SB178222 viewsObverse:NICIFR bASIL ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 963-969 CE
Sear 1782, DOC 8
25mm, 6.57g
DHC
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE22 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
28mm, 14.80g
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Class C follis, sb1825, attributed to Michael IV, 1034-1041 CE22 viewsObverse: EMMANOVHA - Three -quarter length of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, raising rt hand in benediction in L. hand book of Gospels, in field to L., IC barred, to r., XC barred.
Reverse: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Jewelled cross with pellet at each end divides inscription into four equal parts, IC--XC/NI--KA
Mint: Contantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
23mm, 4.73g
SB 1825 Class C follis



The Obverse is Christ as Antiphonetes, "the guarantor." A famous icon of Christ was so named because, according to a miracle story, it had been held as loan collateral by a creditor. The Byzantine empress Zoë (r. 1028–50) had coins struck with the Antiphonetes image and kept an icon of the type close at hand. "I myself have often seen her, in moments of great distress, clasp the sacred object in her hands, contemplate it, talk to it as if it were indeed alive, and address it with one sweet term of endearment after another," wrote court historian Michael Psellos (1018–ca. 1081).

Source: Icon with Christ Antiphonetes [Byzantine] (1979.217) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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AE follis Romanus IV Diogenes, SB 186622 viewsObverse:. IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Reverse: C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
SB 1866
24mm, 2.99g
DHC
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 20222 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG or similar, Diad., draped and curi. bust r.
Reverse: Large K to rt N long cross I, B officina letter to r.
Mint: Nicomedia
Date: 527-565 CE
26mm, 9.27g
Sear 202, DO 112
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203622 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.34gm
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Billion trachy lg module, Type S, Sear 203922 viewsObverse: Full length figure Saint Peter nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, holding in right hand scepter cruciger and in left two keys.
Reverse: Full length figure of Virgin Hagiosoritissa nimbate, roans, turned to right, wearing tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-1235 CE
20mm, .93g
References CLBC 11.18.1, Hendy p. 196, Type Ss, Grierson 1259, Sear 2039
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Latin trachy type C small module Sear 204622 viewsObverse:MP_OV barred in upper fields. Virgin nimbate, wearing tunic and maphorion, seated upon throne with back;holds beardless nimbate head of Christ on breast.
Reverse. Emperor seated on throne without back, collar-peice and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter, and in l., anexikakia. Manus Dei in upper rt. field.
Mint:?Constantinople
Date 1204-
SB 2046, DOC LIII,32
20mm. 1.04g
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AE follis Justin II SB 36122 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between thier heads.
Reverse: Large K, cross above ANNO to l., regnal year to rt, yr 1 (I), officina letter "delta" below.
Date: 565/6 CE CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 361 DO 44-58
23mm 6.83g
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half-Follis SB 49722 viewsObverse: DN MAVRICI TIBER PP AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, holding gl cr., and shield sometimes without a shield but with cloak drawn across l., shoulder.
Reverse: ANNO to l., lg K,cross above, regnal yr 7 (GI) to rt, Officina letter (delta) below,
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 588/9 CE
SB 497
25mm, 6.13g
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AE follis Constans II SB 100522 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless (sometimes with slight beard as in this coin), stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANO and NEOG or similar, sometimes a cross or star above. In exergue numerals representing the regnal year Y(5) followed by officina A
Mint: constantinople
Date: 645/6 CE
Sear 1005 DO 64-8
20mm 4.14gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100222 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long staff with Chi-rio on top.
Reverse: Large M, ANA above, to L. regnal yr III, with crosses above and below. NEOG to r. in exergue officina letter E.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 642/3 CE
Sear 1002 DO 62
18 mm 4.28gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 80822 viewsObverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on r., and the Empress MArtina on l, all stg facing; each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. in r. hand two crosses in field either side of Heraclius head
Reverse: Large M, ANNO above, Monogram 23 or 24 to l., regnal yr to rt (X,GI,II)
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 628/9 CE
Sear 808 DO 99-103
28 mm 5.29 gm
Sear notes that this type is normally overstruck on coins of Maurice Tiberius or Phocas and often on half folles rather than folles due to the much reduced module of this issue. The weight of 5.29gm is indicative of this
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 81022 viewsObverse: Heraclius on l., Heraclius Constantine on r., stg facing, cross above their heads; Heraclius wears crown and military dress, holds long cross, and has a moustache and long beard; his son with short beard, wears crown and chlamys and holds gl, cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal year (blundered) Monogram 25 above
Mint: Constantinople
Date 619-630 CE
Sear 810 DO 105-16
28mm 6.98 gm
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AE Pentanummium large module Anastasius SB 2922 viewsObverse: DNASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, two pellets, officina letter "B" to r
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 29 DO 26
18mm 2.32 gm
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1 shekel Hematite Babylonian/Syrian weight22 viewsSphendonoid flat base
24mm/9mm
8.3 g
Hendin; 23
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Billion trachy Module 3 21 viewsObverse: Brockage
Reverse: No Legend, Bust of emperor on left, and st Demetrius beardless and nimbate on r. Large cross within circle, surmounting triangular decoration on long shaft between them.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1237-1244 CE
CLBC 14.5.3c, Jordanov p86, C1, var c.
15mm, .77g
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Roman lead trade weight, one Uncia21 viewsSquare with on central pellet, one Unica=one ounce
18mm by 18mm 6mm, 29.25
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Commercial Barrel weight likely Sicilius 1/4 ounce or six scripula21 viewspellet one end.
13mm by 7mm 6.16g
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Lead Cross21 viewsEarly Christian Cross
22 tall
14 wide
6.49g
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Ivan Alexander and son Mikhail 1331-1355 CE Copper21 viewsObverse: King Alexander at left and Mikhail rt. At their heads are the same monograms 46, below the
right hand of king Alexander monogram 46.
Reverse: Monogram 47?
18mm, 1.02
Moushman LXIV.14-17
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15821 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina letter below "gamma"
Date: 527-565 CE
Mints: Constantinople
Sear 158, DOC 28
29mm, 13.77g
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AE follis Romanus IV Diogenes, SB 186621 viewsObverse:. IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Reverse: C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
SB 1866
24mm, 4.85g
CWC
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Class G, sb1867 attributed to Romanus IV 1068-1071 CE21 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Facing bust of virgans roans, nimbate and wearing palladium and maphorium; to l., MP to r., OV; border of large pellets.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1068-1071 CE
SB 1867 Class G
25mm, 9.71g
-The depiction of the Virgin Mary with her hands upraised in prayer ("orans") is of very ancient origin in Christian art. In the mausoleum of St Agnes in Rome is a depiction dating to the 4th century which depicts the Theotokos with hands raised in prayer and the infant Jesus sitting upon her knees. There is also an ancient Byzantine icon of the Mother of God "Nikopea" from the 6th century, where the Virgin Mary is depicted seated upon a throne and holding in her hands an oval shield with the image of "Emmanuel"

s the Virgin appears to be praying –her arms are extended outward- this icon type is also called the Virgin Orans. The title Orans (a person praying) comes from a type of non-narrative symbolic figure with outstretched arms we find in the catacombs and on sarcophagi (used in other situations, as well). Such figures –always female- were common in pagan imagery and were thought to symbolize filial piety. They were used, in funerary art, to represent the human soul (also thought to be female) of a deceased person. The early Christians adopted the figure for the same symbolic reason. Some art historians are of the opinion that the so called “orans” (or orant) figure also symbolized the whole Church at prayer. For this reason, the Virgin Orans is sometimes understood to be Mary, in her role as image of the Church, bringing Christ to the world and interceding for mankind with her Son. Orans or orant are generic terms now often used to describe any person in life or art praying with outstretched arms.
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203621 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 2.01gm
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type R SB 203821 viewsObverse: IC XC in upper field, Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back, right hand raised in benediction, holding Gospels in Left.
Reverse: MP OV in opper fields, Full length figure of Virgin nimbate, roans wearing tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1204-1261
22mm, 1.46g
sear 2038, CLBC 11.17.2
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr721 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 7 (U,II) TES below, above cross.
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
21mm 5.64 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 378, regnal yr 121 viewsObverse: Legend usually blundered, Helmeted and cuir. bust facing, holding globe with victory on top, and shield to rt., cross above on rt.
Reverse:Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right I (1), star above and below , officina letter below Gamma Mint mark in exergue THEUP'
Date: 565/6 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear 378
33mm, 13.88g
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AE Follis Justin II 37821 viewsObv: Legend usually blundered, helmeted and cuir, bust facing holding globe with victory and shield., to right a cross.
Rev: LArge M, cross above, to left ANNO to right yr (I) 1.
Date: 565/6 CE
Mint Theoupolis (Antioch)
SB 378
33mm, 13.88g
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AE follis Justin I, SB 6221 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M star r. and l., cross above, CON exergue.
Officina letter "E" below M
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 62 DO 8
Date: 518-527 AG
31mm 18.03gm
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AE follis Heraclius SB 80521 viewsObverse: dd NN hERACLIYS ET hERA> CONST PP A or similar often overstruck as in this coin though on reverse. Heraclius, bearded on l., and Heraclius Constantine on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. or occasionally long cross in rt hand; between their heads, cross.
Reverse: As last but sometimes with chi Rho rt facing as in this coin, sometimes with cross, Large M between ANNO and numerals representing the regnal yr. II (2), Officina yr below (A), con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 613/4 CE
Sear 805
37mm, 12.40gm
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Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Martina, AE Follis SB 80821 viewsObverse: Martina on left, Heraclius, bearded, in centre, and Heraclius Constantine, on right, standing facing, all crowned and cuirassed, all holding cross on globe, cross to left and right of Heraclius' head .
Reverse: Large M, P on h type monogram to left, ANNO above, regnal year to right (XU) 15, officina letter below (B) mintmark CON.
Date: 625/6 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 808
27mm, 7.03g
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AE follis Constans II SB 100721 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard (noted on r side of face) stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANA and NEOG officina B below M, regnal yr X(?) below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date:650-6CE
Sear 1007 with countermark covering the rest of the regnal yrs after X.
14/19mm 2.85
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Billion Trachy Theodore I Commenus- Lascaria SB 2067 (clipped) 21 viewsObverse: IC XC barred, in field, Full length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and holding kolobion, holds gospels in l. hand
Reverse: Full-length figure of emperor on l., and St. Theodore bearded and nimbate, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divistsion, collar-peice and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand anexikakia, sword hangs point downward to l. of waist. Saint Theodore wears a short military tunic and breastplate; holds spear in l. hnad, resting over shoulder, sword hangs point downward to r. of waist.
Mint: Magnesia
Date: 1208-1222 CE
Sear 2067, DOC 7, type C
17/24mm, 1.34 gm
Notes: though currently (2010) attributed to Theodore I at this time Hendy in DOC comments that this coin might well be of John III
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AE follis Constans II SB 100421 viewsObverse: INPER CONST or similar Bust facing, beardless wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M, ANNA to L., NEOG in exergue, cross above to r. regnal year (II,I) officina letter E
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 642/3 CE
Sear 1004 DO under Heraclona 5
25mm 5.01gm
Solid green patina
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AE follis Constans II SB 100721 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, long beard (noted on r side of face) stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANA and NEOG officina Delta below M, regnal yr XII below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date:652/3 CE
Sear 1007 varient DO 70-73
20mm 2.93
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AE follis Nicephorus III21 viewsObverse: Nimbate half-length bust of Christ facing, holding Gospels; barred IC-XC across field
Reverse:Latin cross; small saltire cross at center, pellet and two globules at each end; above, crescent to left and right below, floral ornament to left and right.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1078-1081
Sear 1989 Anonymous folles Class I
22mm 3.00 gm
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AE trachy Michael VII Palaeologus SB 225921 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ
Reverse:Michael, L., kneeling before seated Christ who holds scroll and supported by St Michael.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2259 Gr 1339
22mm 1.80 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37321 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr X, cross above, below KYZ
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 574/5 CE
Sear 373 DO 127-35
25mm 6.79gm
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AE half follis Phocas21 viewsObverse: DM FOCA PER AVG or similar, crowned, bust facing wearing consular robes and holding mappa and cross
Reverse: XX, cross above, III (regnal yr) to r. NIKO in ex
Mint: Nicomedia
Date: 604/5 CE
Sear 663 DO 63-8
25mm 3.47
Thin ragged flan
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AE small module follis Anastasius SB 2321 viewsObverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large M, cross above
Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 14 DO 16
21mm 7.60
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AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 38521 viewsObverse: Monogram 8 or 9
Reverse: Large E, long cross to rt.
Date: 565-578 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 385=mon0gram 8, 386=monogram 9
15mm 1.75 gm
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One Libra weight21 viewsEastern Roman Empire
ΛЄI/TPA in two lines / Blank
49x48mm; 320g
2/3rd century
ex CNG April 2017 Lot 914
Ex Gorny & Mosch 175 (9 March 2009), lot 342.
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).20 viewsclover leaf
blank on one side
17mm, 3.39 g
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AR half drachm Thracian Chersonese20 viewsObv.: Forepart of lion,
head reverted. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square, pellet,
monogram fish.
Date; 480-350 BC
McClean 4094-4095; Berlin I, 30
15cm 1.94gm
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel weight20 viewsEngraved Gamma
3 scripula (3.34 g = 3 scripula of 1.11g)
8mm dia/4mm tall, 3.34g
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Cubo-Octahedral weights20 viewstetradecagon (14 sided) Anepigraphic weight
16mm x 16mm x 15mm 29.32
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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AE assarion Andronicus II and Michael IX clipped20 viewsObverse: Andronicus l., and Michael r., holding patriarchal cross between them.
Reverse: KVPIE BOH"O"V TOVC BACI"A" around bust of Christ
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1295-1320 CE
Sear 2428
10/14 mm .83 gm
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Carinus AE Ant.20 viewsCarinus AE Ant "Vigor is Strength" *FTN Carinus AD 282-284 AE
Antoninianus "Our brave and strong young princes" Obv: IMP C M AVR
Obverse:IMP C M AVR CARINVS PF AVG - Radiate bust right, cuirassed Rev:
Reverse: Carinus receives Victory on a globe from his father Carus on right VIRTVS AVGG - facing left. Exe: (star) over Z | XXI
Mint: Antioch AD 283--4 CE
Date: 283-4 CE
RIC Vii, 325, page 179-Cohen 184
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one Numsima weight20 viewsdisc 16 by 2mm
4.28g
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Roman lead trade weight, 1 uncia/ 1 ounce20 viewsPlain both sides
20mm by 20mm by 4mm, 25.10g
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Early Byzantine/Late Roman cup weight 20 viewsPart of likely cup weight used to fit together different weights and dimensions.
24mm by 7mm thick. 7.34g
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AE denier tournois, Duchy of Athens or Florentine Dukes of Athens 1388-1394 CE20 viewsObverse: +GVI DVXATENES cross, sometimes with pellet in center
Reverse: THEBANI CIVIS, castle tourneys
Mint: Ahens/Frankish Greece
Date; 1388-1394 CE
16mm, .61g
Malloy p. 391.105,saulcy XVII,17
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15820 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina letter below "gamma"
Date: 527-565 CE
Mints: Constantinople
Sear 158, DOC 28
32mm, 16.13g
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Basil I and Constantine VII, AE Follis SB172120 viewsObverse: BASILIOS S CONST AVGG, crowned facing busts of Basil I, wearing chlamys and with short beard, on left and Constantine VII, wearing chlamys, no beard, on right, holding labarum between them.
Reverse: bASIL-S CONSTAN-TINOS EN QO-bASILEIS R-OMAION in five lines.
Date: 868-879 CE
Mint: unknown provincial mint
Sear 1721, DOC 18
29mm, 8.15g
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 17420 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG Helmeted and cuir. bust facing holding gl. cr. and shield to r., cross
Rev: Large K; cross above, ANNO to left, numerals representing the regnal year to r., (XXXUI) 36
Date: 562/3 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 174, DO 103-6
DHC
22mm, 6.05g
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AE follis Constantine VII SB 176120 viewsObverse: CONST bASIL ROM, crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONST / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
21mm, 4.45g
SB 1761, DOC 26
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Nicephorus II Phocas AE follis SB178320 viewsObverse: NICIFR bASIL RW, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing loros and additional jewelled robe, holding cross-topped sceptre and trefoil on globe.
Reverse: NICHF-EN QEW bA-SILEVS RW-MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Date: 963-969 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1783 DOC 7
25mm, 6.43g
DHC
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Class B follis, sb1823 attributed to Romanus III, 1028-1034 CE20 viewsObv: Bust of Christ, nimbus cross square in each limb. book of gospels ornamented.
Reverse: Cross with pellet at each extremity stg. on three steps; in field above transverse limbs of cross. IS_XS beneath limbs bAS-ILE-ILE
Mint-Constantinople
Date: 1028-1034
SB 1823 class b
29mm, 9.91g
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185320 viewsObverse; +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XC
Reverse: + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros.
Date1056-1067 CE
28mm, 4.71
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1853 DO 8
DHC
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Billion trachy lg module, clipped type P SB 203620 viewsObverse: IC XC barred in field, Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, hold scroll in l. hand.
Reverse: XX
AM
Full length figure of Archangel Michael nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breastplate, and sagion, holds in r. hand jewelled scepter and in L. Globus cruciger
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1230-60 CE
Sear 2036 H. 27.3-4 Type P attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
20mm 2.16gm
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AE half follis Justin I SB 22820 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield , cross to right
Reverse: Large K, cross above, ANNO to left, regnal yr XIII to rt (only yr for this mint of this coin).
Mint: Antioch
Date: 539/40 CE
Sear 228
31mm, 9.63g
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr1320 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 13 (X,III) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 577/8 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 5.14 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr520 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 5 (delta) TES below, above cross
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 5.73 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 Off A, regnal yr 1120 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, A officinae, regnal yr XI (11) NIKO in ex.
Date: 575/6 CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
30mm, 13.53 gm
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AE Follis Justin II SB 37220 viewsObverse:DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped with cross, sometimes with cross between their heads.
Reverse:Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, officina letter A below, regnal year to right (GIII) 13.
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 573/4 CE
Sear 372
35mm, 13.85g
DHC
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half follis. SB 50920 viewsObverse: DN MAVRC TIB PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, sometimes with cloak drawn over left shoulder, holding cross on globe, sometimes also with shield .
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal yr to right (II) 2, mintmark TE, TES. TEC or TH below
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 583/4 CE
SB 509
20mm, 5.36g
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196420 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
28mm 4.56 gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49720 viewsObverse: DNMAURIC TIBER PP AV Crowned with shield. bust facingholding gl cr in r hand
Reverse: Large K, between ANNO and regnal year (XYIII[yr19}), cross above, officina below "delta"
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 600/01 AD
Sear 497 DO 47-63
20/25mm 3.74gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49720 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PP AV or similar, Helmeted (or crowned) abd cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. shield
Reverse: Large K ANNO/regnal year U to r, cross above Officina letter "E" below
Date 586/7 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 497 DO 47-63
19mm 5.45gm
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Spherical Islamic weight19 viewsAnepigraphic weight
1 mitqal
9mm dia/5mm tall, 4.21g
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Late Roman-Byzantine Spherical Barrel weight19 viewsEngraved X-II
Semuncia, 1/2 ounce, 12 scripula (XII) = scripula weight of 1.02 g)
10mm dia/12mm tall,12.23gn
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Cubo-Octahedral weights19 viewstetradecagon (14 sided) Anepigraphic weight
20mm x 21mm x 21mm - 61.7g

Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196519 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing, to left MP; to r., OV
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (three dots= on shaft) and plain gl cr in Left hand
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation D
Date: 1164-1167? CE
Sear 1965
27mm 3.70 gm
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Alexander III the Great19 viewsStruck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos,
Obverse: Hercules wearing lion skin headress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle
Magnesia Mint
319-305 BC
3.9 gm 18mm
Price 1970
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE19 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1823 Class A2
28mm, 12.07g
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amulet lead19 viewswreath around cross, two pellets at end of each arm
4.02 g
25mm tall
wreath 17mm wide
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Clipped trachy of Andronicus I SB 198519 viewsObverse: The virgin stg. facing on dais, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium, she hold before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing to l.
Reverse: AN(delta)PONIKOC (delta)ECIIOTHC or similar. Christ bearded and with nimbus cross or r. and Andronicus with forked beard on l., both stg. facing. Christ wears pallium and colobium holds book of gospels in l. hand, and with his r. crowns the emperor who wears divitision and loros. Holds labarum and gl. cr., between their heads IC ro r., XC.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1183-1185 CE
Sear 1985
20mm, 1.29g
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Late Byzantine trade weight19 views2 nomismat/8 scripula
Hectogon
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Byzantine trade weight, 1 uncia19 viewsplain all sides
25mm, 9-18mm taper, 23.71g
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Commercial weight Semunica 1/2 ounce19 viewsplain square
10mm by 10 mm by 10 mm 12.44g
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Roman trade weight? Sicilius19 views1/4 ounce-1 Sicilius

12mm by 7mm by 7mm, 7.21g
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Early Arabic weight19 viewsPart of likely cup weight used to fit together different weights and dimensions.
15mm by 8mm thick. 5.54g
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Cubo-Octahedral weights19 views14 sided polygon(Tetrakaidecagon) plain
9mm by 9mm by 9mm 6.41g
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15819 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina letter below "gamma"
Date: 527-565 CE
Mints: Constantinople
Sear 158, DOC 28
29mm, 15.78g
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE19 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
34mm, mm, 15.09g
g
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Class B follis, sb1823 attributed to Romanus III, 1028-1034 CE19 viewsObv: Bust of Christ, nimbus cross square in each limb. book of gospels ornamented.
Reverse: Cross with pellet at each extremity stg. on three steps; in field above transverse limbs of cross. IS_XS beneath limbs bAS-ILE-ILE
Mint-Constantinople
Date: 1028-1034
SB 1823 class b
26mm, 9.25g
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185419 viewsObverse: +EMMANOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of Gospels to l., IC ro r., XC
Reverse: +KWN RACIAEVC O (delta)OVK. or very similar. Bust facing bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross and akakia.
Date: 1059-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1854 DO 9
29mm 11.95 gm
DHC
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AE follis Romanus IV Diogenes, SB 186619 viewsObverse:. IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Reverse: C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
SB 1866
29mm, 5.24gg
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196519 viewsObverse: The virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; she holds before her nimbate head of the infant Christ facing, to left MP; to r., OV
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum and plain gl cr in Left hand
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage , second phase (globus with single barred cross), Variation B, (one dot on Labarum)
Date: 1164-1167? CE
Sear 1965
((d17.15,cc9)
31mm, 3.59g
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB196619 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.a Fourth coinage, H 16.7-9 DOC 13.1
One jewel on emperor's loros between waist and collar-piece
28mm, 3.51g (d17,cc8)
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AE Justinian I, SB 21619 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, or AVGS Diad., draped and cuir. bust facing right.
Reverse: Large M between stars, cross above, B officina, exergue +THEU(circle over P) +.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date: 527-567 CE
SB 216
35mm, 14.06g
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AE 12 Nummi19 viewsO: Bust of Emperor r.
R: Large I+B AAE theta in exergue
Date: 527-565 CE
Mint: Alexandria
Sear 247
15mm, 4.55g
Ex Allen Berman
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AE half Follis Justinian I SB 28519 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, (regnal year) XIIII (14) to right.
Mint: Minted in Constantine in Numidia (not Constantinople)
Date: 540/1
Sear 285 DO 313-15
20mm, 9.97g
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AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 36319 viewsObverse: Mongram 8
Reverse: Large E, Officina Letter "gamma" to r.
Date: 565-578 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear: 363, DO 60a-d
17mm 2.28gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369, regnal yr 5 (H)19 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 5 (delta) TES below, above cross
Date: 574/5 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 4.88 gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 51219 viewsObv: DN MAVRIC>TIbER PP A or similar usually incomplete. Helmeted or crowned (crowned here) and cuir, bust facing holding gl cuir and shield.
Reverse: Large M ANNO to rt., cross above, NIKO in exergue, regnal yr (XIII) yr 13
Date 595/5 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear 512 DO 95-108
29mm, 10.79g
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Heraclius, AE follis, SB 80519 viewsObverse: dd NN hERACLIUS ET hERA CONST PP A or similar often incomplete, Heraclius bearded on l., and Heraclius Constantine on r., stg facing each wearing crown anc chlamys and holding gl. cr. , occasionally long cross, in rt hand. Between their heads cross.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal yr 4 (II,II), Officina letter (delta), CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Sear : 805 DO 76-83
10mm, 13.27g
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AE hald-follis Justin I unlisted variation SB 9719 viewsObverse: DNIVSTINVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and bust r.
Reverse: Large K; to L., long cross dividing K and Y , A to rt officina, star above
Mint: Cyzicus
Date: 518-527 CE
Sear Var of SB 97 thru 99
21mm, 7.41 g
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Clipped/broken AE trachy Michael III SB 229519 viewsObverse: St. Demetrius seated, holding sword across knees,
Reverse: Half length figures of Michael l., crowned by Christ.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 2294 Gr 1368
15/25mm 1.86gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37019 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr G cross above, below NI
Date:570/1 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 370 DO 104-15
21/25mm 6.41 gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100119 viewsObverse: ENTOTO NIKA Contans, beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding long cross and gl. cr., but sometimes holds long staff with Chi-rio on top.
Reverse: large M, between O/theta/O and NEOG, ANA above, in exergue officina letter (blundered) followed by regnal year II.
Mint: Constantinople
Year: 642/3 CE
Sear: 1001 DO 61
19mm 4.31gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49719 viewsObverse DN MAVR> TIBER PP AV or similar. helmeted or crowned (helmeted in this case) and cuir. bust facing, holding gl cr and shield
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal year (U) 5, cross above sometime P headed star.
B below (officina)
Mint: Constantinople
Date 586/7 CE
Sear 497 DO 47-63
6.06 gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius19 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PP AV or similar, Helmeted (or crowned) abd cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. shield
Reverse: Large K ANNO/regnal year, cross above Officina letter "E" below
Date 599/600 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 497 DO 47-63
25 mm 9.62gm
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possible amulet 18 views16mm

3.79g
lead/cross with pellets on each arm and in center
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Christian lead amulet First Bulgarian Empire (681 - 1018).18 viewscross with dots in each quarter
16mm 2.03g
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AE follis Constans II SB 1023-5 18 viewsObverse: Bust of Constans facing with long beard earing plumed helmet possibly ornamented with cross not seen on this coin. Holding gl cr in field to rt K.
Reverse: Large M surmounted by facing bust of Constantine IV, to L., facing bust of Heraclius and that of Tiberius to r. each with crown and chlamys and gl cr . ex Theta
Mint: Thessalonica?
Date: 641-668 CE
SB 1023 or 1015 if Helmet of Contans has cross(1023) or without cross (1025)
13mm/18mm 4.95 gm
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Billion denier of Hugh IV; 1218-127218 viewsDuchy of Burgundy
Hugh IV
Obv-X and Band
Rev. Cross
18mm
.70g
ex Alex Selzman
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Denier - Guy II de La Roche 1294-1308 AD18 viewsObverse
Cross
Lettering: GVI DVX ATENES
Translation: Grand Duke of Athens

Reverse
Castle Tournois
Lettering: THEBANI CIVIS
Translation: City of Thebes

18mm
.70g

Metcalf 1078
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Byzantine coin weight 12 silquae = 1 semissis18 viewscircular pattern both sides
10mm by 9mm by 3mm, 2.93g
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One Nomisma coin weight18 viewsLead foil weight,
22mm by 12mm by 2 mm, 4.22
Possibly initally covered by copper foil
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Cubo-Octahedral weights18 viewsplain no marks
1 Dinar
8mm square, 3.91gm
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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Byzantine? coin weight, Semuncia/3 nomismat18 viewsS one side
14mm by 14mm by 6mm, 13.78g
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Byzantine coin weight, one nomismat18 viewsPlain all sides
15mm by 15mm by 2mm, 5.39g
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Byzantine trade weight?, 1 unicia18 viewsplain/smooth
34mm by 13mm diameter, 24.88g
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One nomisma weight18 viewsEngraved N, pellets below N and above.
12mm square, 3mm thick mm,
4.05g
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Byzantine coin weight? 2 nomisma18 viewsFaint NB one side
16mm by 16mm by 4mm, 10,74g
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Herbert I Count Of Maine, Kingdom of France AR denier18 viewsObv: +COMES CENOMANIS ("Count of Maine"), monogram of Herbert within circle
Rev: +SIGNVM DEI VIVI ("sign of the living God"), cross with pellets and letters in corners, all within circle
Mint: Le Mans (struck 1017-1035 AD)
Date: 1017-1036
22mm
1.31g
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Ioan Alexander with oldest son Michael IV Asen18 viewsObverse: Turnovo towers, T to left, P (bulg. R) to right, NV below
Reverse:
Mint: Turnovo
Date: 1331-35 CE
20mm, 1.17g
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Ivan Alexander and son Mikhail 1331-1355 CE Copper18 viewsObverse: King Alexander at left and Mikhail rt. At their heads are the same monograms 46, below the
right hand of king Alexander monogram 46.
Reverse: Monogram 47?
18mm, 1.09
Moushman LXIV.14-17
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AE follis Justinian I SB 15818 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Large M. star to left, cross above, cross right, officina letter below "gamma"
Date: 527-565 CE
Mints: Constantinople
Sear 158, DOC 28
31mm, 17.68gg
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE18 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
30mm, 14.56g
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)18 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 10.09g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class A2, sb1813 attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976-1025 CE18 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1813 Class A2
29mm, 13.42gg
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)18 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
28mm, 8.94gg

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class D follis, sb1836, attributed to Constantine IX (1041-1055 CE)18 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and holding book of gospels with hands; in field to l., IC and to r., XC both barred..
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines; above -+-
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1042-1055 CE
30mm, 8.78g
SB1836, Class D
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Class F follis, sb1856 attributed to Constantine X 1059-1067 CE18 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of gospels; in field to l., IC to r. XC both barred.
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines -+- above, + below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-1067 CE
SB 1856 class F
28mm, 10.04g
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AE half follis Justin II SB 36618 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 5 (E or U) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 569/7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
17mm 5.23 gm
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AE follis Justin II SB 369 Off A, regnal yr 918 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin, on l., and Sophia on r. Both seated facing on double throne, nimbate, he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre.
Reverse: ANNO to l., cross above Lg. M, B officinae, regnal yr GIII (9) NIKO in ex.
Mint:Nicomedia
Date: 573/ CE
Sear 369, DO 92-103
30mm, 12.47 gm
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AE follis Tiberius II Constantine, SB 43418 viewsObverse:. DM TIB CONTANT PP AV, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse:Large XX, cross above, mintmark CON, followed by officinae (delta)
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 578-582 CE
SB 435, MIB 29, DO 17
25mm, 5.84g
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18 viewsObverse: DN MAVRC TIB PP AVG or similar, Helmeted sometimes crowned, and cuir. Bust facing, holding gl. cr., and shield.
Reverse: Large K ANNO to left, cross above, regnal yr 3 (III) to rt. but the mint mark sometimes reads TE, TH,TEC or backward S < E< and T, instead of TES.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 584/5 CE
Sear 509, DO 74-90
18mm, 5.90g
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AE Pentanummium Justin 1 SB 7218 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, officina letter, to r A
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 72 DO 18
10mm, 1.90g
12 mm 1.93 gm
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 81018 viewsObverse: No legend, Heraclius on l., Heraclius Constantine on r. both stg. facing cross between heads, Heraclius wears a crown and military dress, holds long cross and has a moustache and long beard. his son on r. has short beard, wears a crown and chlamys, holding a gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XX, c surmounted by cross above, Officina letter A below, CON in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: off flan
Sear 810 DO 105-16
20mm 6.08ggm
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AE follis Constans II SB 111018 viewsObverse: Constans on l., with long beard holds long cross, Constantine IV on r., beardless , stg. facing, each wearing crown; Constans wears military attire, hid son wears chlamys and holds gl.cr.
Reverse: Large M, above monogram 35; in ex. SCL; to l. Heraclius beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl, cr.; similar figure of Tiberius.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 659-668
Sear 1110
19mm 1.82
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AE Pentanummium Justin 1 SB11018 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Large E, officina letter, to r. A and N with officina letter (delta) between
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 110 DO 56
12 mm 1.93 gm
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185418 viewsObverse: +EMMANOVHA Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of Gospels to l., IC ro r., XC
Reverse: +KWN RACIAEVC O (delta)OVK. or very similar. Bust facing bearded, wearing crown and loros, and holding cross and akakia.
Date: 1059-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1854 DO 9
20mm 7.00 gm
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191818 viewsObverse:(worn) Christ enthroned facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium holding book of gospels in l., in field to l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +AAEZIW AECIIT or similar, bust wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: post reform, 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1918 H pl 7.1
29mm 3.04gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 193118 viewsObverse: Jewelled cross with globus at each extremity and usually with a X at center and two steps beneath in the angles C-Theta/AA-delta
Reverse: TW KOMNH bust facing wearing crown and loros
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: Post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1931 H 8.10-12
21mm 3.71gm
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Manuel I Komnenus AE tetarteron Type B SB197618 viewsObverse: Cross, with X at center, stg on three steps
Reverse: Half length figure of Manuel facing beardless wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1976 H 17.15-16 type B
20mm 3.40 gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49718 viewsObverse: DN MAVR TIbER PPAV, helmeted and cuir, bust facing holding gl. cr. and sheild
Reverse: Large K between ANNO regnal yr XUII (17) to rt, cross above sometimes with p headed star above instead of cross, Officinae letter E below
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 598/9 CE
Sear 497 DO 47-63
26mm 9.58gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53518 viewsObverse: TIANTAPPIV blundered, Bust facing wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes; in r. hand mappa; in L., eagle sceptre
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr IIX, R below, cross above
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 588/9 CE
Sear 535 DO 184-93
19mm 4.45
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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 58018 viewsObverse: DN MAY CN P AY( or similar) Bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l., eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large I between ANNP and regnal year (X, u), cross above THEUP in ex
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date: 597/8 CE
Sear 537 DO 203-12
17mm 2.68gm
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two obolus weight17 viewsLarge B
12 by 9 by 1mm 1.10 g
B(2) Obolus of .55g each
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lead pendent cross hatch 17 viewscross hatch design lead pendant
8-10th ce?
14 by 17mm
2.12g
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1 semissis17 views19 by 19 mm/ 1m thick
angel?horse back with cross?
2.25g
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1/10 Shekel Hematite weight17 viewsSphendonoid Hematite weight
25mm
.87g
Hendin; 51.
Sphendonoid weights have been found in Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, and Phoenicia as well as ship wrecks from the 14th/13th centuries BC.
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AE trachy Andronicus Palaeologus II SB 238717 viewsObverse: Patriarchal cross and two stars
Reverse: Andronicus atanding holding cross in circle on staff in each hand.
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 2387 Gr. 1449
15/20 mm 1.29gm
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Babylonian/Syrian weight; 1/8 shekel/qedet 17 views(1.06g=1/8 shekel of 8.48g) Hematite sphendonoid ellipsoid

20mm by 4mm wide at waist

1.06g
13th-14 century B.C.E
Hendin 51
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Billion denier , Bohemond III Minority 1149-1163 CE.17 viewsObverse: Bare head r., linear portrait square A and V. +BOAMVNDVS
Reverse: +ANTIOCHIA, cross pate's
Mint: Antioch
Date: 1149-63 CE
Malloy 25, Metcalf Class B, 243
17mm, .77g
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1 Nomisma weight17 viewslarge N with four pellets below and 5 above
14 by 14 by 2mm
4.63g
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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 1 nomismat/4 scripula17 viewsfour pellets one side
11mm by 10mm by 3mm, 3.84g
(Weber, 96)
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Provincial. Valence. Anonymous Bishops.17 views12th century. AR Denier
+S APOLLINARIS, cross with annulet
+VRBS VALENTIAI, angel with spread wings, resembling an eagle
12c
19mm
1.20g
ex arthur Spelzman
cng 3/17
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Octagonal trade weight17 viewsplain all sides
18mm by 17mm by 8mm, 16.38g
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Trade weight?, one unica/ one ounce17 viewsplain both sides, concave side
16mm by 20mm by 8mm, 28.93g
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lead seal17 viewsscratched X or cross both sides
12mm by 4mm thick 12.27g
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SBC 1179 AE follis Constantine IV17 viewsObverse: Beardless bust, short beard, three quarter face to r., wearing helmet and cuirass, holding spear over rt shoulder.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, C O/N to rt. Officinia letter below obscured.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 668-685 CE
SB 1179b
30mm, 10.58 g
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Class A1, sb1793 attributed to the reign of John I (969- 976 CE)17 viewsOBVERSE: +EMMANOVHA. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. (two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels (cover ornamented with pellet in border of dots) with both hands. IC; to r., XC barred.
Reverse: +IhSUS/XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 969-976 CE
SB 1793 Class A1
25mm, 5.30g
-
These have smaller thin flans and are frequently overstruck on folles of Nicephorus II or Constantine VII, They lack the ornaments above and below the reverse inscription which characterize the succeeding class.
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Class C follis, sb1825, attributed to Michael IV, 1034-1041 CE17 viewsObverse: EMMANOVHA - Three -quarter length of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, raising rt hand in benediction in L. hand book of Gospels, in field to L., IC barred, to r., XC barred.
Reverse: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Jewelled cross with pellet at each end divides inscription into four equal parts, IC--XC/NI--KA
Mint: Contantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
26mm, 10.17g
SB 1825 Class C follis



The Obverse is Christ as Antiphonetes, "the guarantor." A famous icon of Christ was so named because, according to a miracle story, it had been held as loan collateral by a creditor. The Byzantine empress Zoë (r. 1028–50) had coins struck with the Antiphonetes image and kept an icon of the type close at hand. "I myself have often seen her, in moments of great distress, clasp the sacred object in her hands, contemplate it, talk to it as if it were indeed alive, and address it with one sweet term of endearment after another," wrote court historian Michael Psellos (1018–ca. 1081).

Source: Icon with Christ Antiphonetes [Byzantine] (1979.217) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Class D follis, sb1836, attributed to Constantine IX (1041-1055 CE)17 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and holding book of gospels with hands; in field to l., IC and to r., XC both barred..
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines; above -+-
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1042-1055 CE
28mm, 6.75g
SB1836, Class D
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185317 viewsObverse; +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XC
Reverse: + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros.
Date1056-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1853 DO 8
25mm, 6.42g
cwc
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Class F follis, sb1856 attributed to Constantine X 1059-1067 CE17 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of gospels; in field to l., IC to r. XC both barred.
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines -+- above, + below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-1067 CE
SB 1856 class F
25mm, 4.00g
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Class F follis, sb1856 attributed to Constantine X 1059-1067 CE17 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and raising r. hand in benediction; in l. hand, book of gospels; in field to l., IC to r. XC both barred.
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines -+- above, + below.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1059-1067 CE
SB 1856 class F
27mm, 6.52g
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AE follis Romanus IV Diogenes, SB 186617 viewsObverse:. IC-XC over NI-KA to left and right of bust of Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Reverse: C-R P-Delta in the four angles of a cross with globe and two dots at each extremity, X in the centre.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
SB 1866
24mm, 5.05gg
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Michael VII, AE follis, SB187817 viewsObverse:IC-XC at top left and top right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, nimbate cross behind head, right hand raised, holding book of gospels in left hand, star to left, star to right.
Reverse:MIXAHL RACIL O D, bearded bust of Michael VII facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1071-1078 CE
SB1878, DOC 14a-c
27mm, 7.20
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Billion aspron trachy Alexios I SB 191817 viewsObverse: +KE ROHQEI, IC-XC, bust of Christ facing, nimbate, holding book of Gospels
Reverse: ALE DEC, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1081-1118 CE
30mm, 4.38g
SB 1919, H. pl 7.5-6
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Billion aspron trachy Manuel I SB 196317 viewsObverse: Christ bearded, seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., book of gospels to l., IC to r., XC.
Reverse: Manuel bearded, stg, facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, holding cruciform sceptre and gl. cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1152-1160? Second Coinage
Sear 1963 DOC 11b var B collar-peice with five jewels gl. cr of linear form
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AE follis Justin II SB 360 yr 617 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar), Justin on l., and Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre; rarely with cross between their heads
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to l., unusual chi rho above, regal yr G (6) to rt, CON in exergue.
Date: 570/1 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 360
25mm 14.06g
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AE Half-follis Justin II SB 36617 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (XII) 12, TES below, above cross
Date: 576,7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 5.06 gm
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AE Half- follis Justin II SB 496a17 viewsObv. ON MAVRC PP AV or similar, crowned and cuir, bust facing holding gl cr. and shield.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to L., numerals II to rt as regnal yr. E below offcina letter.
Date: 583/4 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 496a
20mm, 4.82g
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Maurice Tiberius, AE Half follis SB 50917 viewsObverse: DN MAVRC TIB PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, sometimes with cloak drawn over left shoulder, holding cross on globe, sometimes also with shield '
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, Regnal yr to rt (IIII) 4 mintmark TE, TES. TEC or TH below
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 585/6 CE
SB 509
21mm, 7.18g
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Nicephorus I w/Stauracius AE follis17 viewsObverse: Bust of Nicephorus facing, with short beard, wearing crown and
loros, and holding cross potent; to l., N; to r., I/K/H.
Reverse: Facing bust of Stauracius, beardless, wearing crown and chlamys,
and holding globe cross; to l., C; to r., T/A/V
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 803-811 CE
20mm/15mm; 2.76g
SBVC 1612;DOC 11
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Manuel I Komnenus billion aspron trachy SB196417 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
28mm 3.38 gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 100417 viewsObverse: INPER CONST or similar Bust facing, beardless wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr.
Reverse: Large M, ANNA to L., NEOG in exergue, cross above to r. regnal year (II,I) officina letter Delta
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 642/3 CE
Sear 1004 DO under Heraclona 5
22mm 6.28gm
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AE Decanummium Justin II SB 38317 viewsObverse: Justin L., Sophia r. seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; they hold between them globe surmounted by a large cross and each holds long sceptre.
Reverse: Large I, surnounted by a cross, between ANNO regnal yr to rt (U, III) in exergue THEYP
Date: 573/4 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 383 DO 175-85
18mm 2.64gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 49417 viewsObverse: DN MAVRC TIbER PP AVG or similar, Helmeted and cuir bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield,
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr XGI (17) Officina "gamma" CON in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 598/9 CE
Sear 494 DO 26-43
29mm 10.68gm
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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 53717 viewsObverse: DN MAY CN P AY( or similar) Bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l., eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large I between ANNP and regnal year (X IIII), cross above THEUP in ex
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date: 595/6 CE
Sear 537 DO 203-12
16mm 2.66gm
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byzantine weight 8 Siliquae=1 Tremissis17 views10 by 8 by 2mm
dotted N on one side
1.39g
Weber;Tafel 18
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Lead Roman trade weight 17 views1 Sextans/2 oz
30mm/7mm
55g.
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AE trachy Michael VIII Palaeologus SB 226116 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ
Reverse: Michael L., and Archangel Michael r., stg holding labarum between them
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
Sear 1261 Gr 1341
20mm 1.97 gm
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Spherical commercial weight16 viewsAnepigraphic weight central indentation
1 Sicilius,
mm dia/7mm tall, 6.18g
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FRANCE - LOUIS VIII (The Lion)16 viewsTournois Denier.
Obverse: Cross, legend: LVDOVICVS REX.
Reverse: Crude castle or cathedral:TVRONVS CIVI.
Mint:Tours
1223-1226
19mm
.95g
ex Boutin, Paris 1963
ex CNG lot 651 4/17
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1 Nomisma weight16 viewsLarge X
12 by 10 by 4mm
4.24g
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Two Unica weight16 viewsGamma cross Beta
within engraved wreath
30mm diameter
5mm thick
53.2g
Hending 119-122
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Byzantine coin weight 1/3 tremissis, 8 siliqueAE/Keratia16 viewsH in pellets/plain
10mm by 9mm by 2mm 1.93g
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trade weight?16 viewsplain both sides
13mm by 10mm by 5mm, 5.79g
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Coin weight?16 viewscrude X one side
15mm by 12mm by 4mm, 10.62g
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Cubo-Octahedral weights16 viewsplain all sides
10mm by 20mm by 20mm, 60.34g
I have been advised that these shaped weights were used all along a trade route that stretched in an arc from Bulgaria through Russia and Scandinavia to Britain. Holland, Hendin etc do not seem to be reporting them from Anatolia etc
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Roman lead trade weight, Semunica (1/2 ounce).16 viewsPlain sides
14mm by 13mm by 5mm, 11.70g
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One third nomisma or one Tremissis weight16 viewsno pellets or dots, H on one side
8mm square/2mm thick
1.33g
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Cubo-Octahedral weights16 views14 sided polygon(Tetrakaidecagon) Two dots on one side
9mm by 8mm by 8mm 6.29g
Eastern European origin, Hendin attributes them as a possible Islamic scale weight
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AE Pentanummia Justin I SB 11116 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: The tyche of Antioch seated L., to L. reverse E, all within shrine.
Mint: Antioch
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 111, DO 57
12mm 2.07gm

Tyche was regarded as a patron deity of luck or good fortune for many cities in ancient greece. Pentanummia under Justin I have the seated figure of the Tyche of Antioch under an Arch. Gierson notes this to be one of the rare examples of a pagen type of diety in sixth century coinage.
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Roman oil lamp16 views9.5cm/6.3cm
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John I SB SB1793 AF!, over struck on a Constantine VII SB 176116 viewsOBVERSE: +EMMANOVHA. Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr. (two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels (cover ornamented with pellet in border of dots) with both hands. IC; to r., XC barred.
Reverse: +IhSUS/XRISTUS/bASILEU/bASILE four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 969-976 CE
SB 1793 Class A1


over stuck on


Obverse: bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing chlamys, holding labarum and cross on globe
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 913-959 CE
SB 1760, DO 25
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
27mm, 10.43g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
29mm, 10.35g

Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class A3, sb1818 attributed to Constantine VIII (1025-1028 CE)16 viewsObverse: 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 though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences.
ornament cross, cross, cross, Ornamentation style F32
Date: 976-1025 CE
SB 1818 Class A3
30mm, 9.65gg


Class A3 in this case is presented a a group intermediate in weight between Classes A1 and A3 generally considered around 9-10g. Originally classed by D. M. Metcalf he feels that the weight reduction from Class A2 may have been around 1020 CE. Phillip Grierson with Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue does not separate Class A3 from class A2.
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Class C follis, sb1825, attributed to Michael IV, 1034-1041 CE16 viewsObverse: EMMANOVHA - Three -quarter length of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium, raising rt hand in benediction in L. hand book of Gospels, in field to L., IC barred, to r., XC barred.
Reverse: IC-XC/ NI-KA - Jewelled cross with pellet at each end divides inscription into four equal parts, IC--XC/NI--KA
Mint: Contantinople
Date: 1034-1041 CE
29mm, 5.20g
SB 1825 Class C follis
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Class D follis, sb1836, attributed to Constantine IX (1042-1055 CE)16 viewsObverse: Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and holding book of gospels with hands; in field to l., IC and to r., XC both barred..
Reverse: IS XS/bASILE/bASIL in three lines; above -+-
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1042-1055 CE
25mm, 5.26g
SB1836, Class D
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Constantine X AE follis SB 185316 viewsObverse; +EMMANOVHA. Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels with both hands, in field to l., IC to r., XC
Reverse: + KWN T AK EVAK AVTO or similar, Eudocia on l., Constantine bearded on r., stg. faing holding cross between them labarum with cross on shaft resting on three steps each wearing crown and loros.
Date1056-1067 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 1853 DO 8
27mm, 7.12g
DHC
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Class H, sb1880 attributed to Michael VII (1071-1078 CE)16 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cr., pallium and colobium, and raising r. hand in benediction; in l., hand scroll ; to l., IC to r., XC barred.
Reverse: Patriarchal cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side floral ornament.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1071-1078 CE
SB 1880, Class H
24mm, 4.63g
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John II, Electrum Aspron Trachy of Constantinople16 viewsobv: IC XC in field
Christ, bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and collobion seated upon throne without back; right hand raised in benediction, holds Gospels in left
Rev:
var. Ib
Full length figure of emperor on left and of Saint George beardless and nimbate on right, between them patriarchal cross on long shaft at the base is a small globe(worn on this coin) Emperor wears stemma, divitision and chlamys( in this coin var b there is a dot below the tab lion on chlamys); saint wears short military tunic, breast plate and sagion, holds sword in left hand.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1118-1143 CE
31mm 2.28g

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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196416 viewsObverse: The Virgin enthroned facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphrium, she holds nimbate head of the infant Christ facing; to l. MP to r. Theta V.
Reverse: MANUHA AECIIOTHC or similar, Manuel stg. facing wearing crown, divitision and chlamys and holding labarum (one dots= on shaft) and globus surmounted by patriarchal cross.
Mint: Constantinople Third metropolitan coinage Variation B
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1964 DO 15.5-10
18mm 1.65 gm
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AE large follis Anastasius SB 1916 viewsObverse: DN ANSTASIVS PP AVG Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r., sometimes with a start on shoulder.
Reverse: Large M between two stars, cross above, Officina letter below "B" Exergue: CON
Date: 498-518 AD
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 19 DO 23a
35mm, 16.77g
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AE Justinian I, SB 21616 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, or AVGS Diad., draped and cuir. bust facing right.
Reverse: Large M between stars, cross above, B officina, exergue +THEU(circle over P) +.
Mint: Antioch/Theoupolis
Date: 527-567 CE
SB 216
30mm, 12.34g
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AE half follis Justinian I SBVC 22616 viewsObv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG or similar, Did., dr. and cur. bust ro r.
Rev: on left Long. cross dividing A-E on left, H-U\\\\P on right side of cross.
large K and on right mintmark "delta"
Mint: Antioch
Date: 527-567 AD
SBVC 226; DO 214
25mm
7.26g
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AE trachy, Michael VIII16 viewsObverse: Half length figure of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate and sagion, holding in right hand, spear which rests on left shoulder and in left hand a shield.
Reverse: Full length figure of emperor left and of Christ, bearded and nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and loros of simplified type; holds sceptre in right hand and anexikakia in left. Christ, wearing tunic and colobion, crowns emperor.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1261-1282 CE
SB 2270 Michael VIII C13
29/18mm, 1.24g
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AE half Follis Justinian I sb 26416 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG helmeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large K; to l., ANNO; to r., numerals representing the regnal yr; cross above, SO beneath, KAR in exergue.
Date: 527-538 CE
Mint: Carthage
Sear 264, DO 294
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AE Half-follis Justin II SB 36616 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr (delta) 5, TES below, above cross
Date: 586/7 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
23mm 5.93 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 366 yr1116 viewsReverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG (or similar) Justin L, Sophia r. he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre
Obverse: Large K., between ANNO and regnal yr 11 (XI) TES below, above theta, cross, C
Date: 575/6 CE
Mint: Thessalonica
Sear 366 DO 65-85
20mm 4.66 gm
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37016 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr 6 (G) cross above, below NI
Date:570/1 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 370 DO 104-15
26mm 3.54 gm
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius SB 496a16 viewsObverse: ONMAVRC PP AV or similar, Crowned or helmeted , cuir, bust facing holding gl. d=cr. and shield.
Reverse: Large K, cross above; to L., ANNO, to r regnal yr (11) 2 officinae below (delta)
Mint: Constantinople
Date:583/4 CE
SB 496a
21mm, 4.30g
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AE follis Heraclius SB 80516 viewsObverse: dd NN hERACLIYS ET hERA> CONST PP A or similar often overstruck as in this coin though on reverse. Heraclius, bearded on l., and Heraclius Constantine on r. stg facing each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. or occasionally long cross in rt hand; between their heads, cross.
Reverse: As last but sometimes with chi Rho rt facing as in this coin, sometimes with cross, Large M between ANNO and numerals representing the regnal yr. II/II yr 4, Officina yr below (gamma), con in ex.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 613/4 CE
Sear 805
25mm, 7.82gm
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AE follis Constans II SB 101016 viewsObverse: no legend,Constans on l., Constantine IV on r, stg, facing the former with long beard and holding long cross
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr (worn) CON in exergue
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 646-8 CE
Sear 1010 DO 79-81
24/28mm 8.54gm
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AE half follis Justinian I SB 16416 viewsObverse: DNIVSTINIANVS PP AVG Diad, draped and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large K, long cross to L., star above and below, officina delta to r.
Date: 527-538 CE
Mint: Constantinople
Sear 164 DO 33
10.11gm
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AE tetarteron Alexios I SB 193216 viewsObverse: Patriarchal cross on two steps; in field A-Delta/K-theta.
Reverse: Bust facing earing cown and loros, holding labarum and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: post reform 1092-1118 CE
Sear 1932 H 8.13-15
14mm 1.81gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195416 viewsObverse" Christ stg. facing on footstool, wearing numbus cr. pallium and colobium, holding book of Gospels in l., IC to r, XC
Reverse: +IW AECIIOT or similar bust facing wearing crown and jewelled chlamys holding labarum.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1118 -1143 CE
Sear 1954 H 11.13-14
16mm 2.14 gm
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AE half Tetarteron John II SB 195516 viewsObverse: Faing bust of St Demetrius, beardless, wearing nimbus and military attire and holding sword and shield. to l.
Reverse: +IW AEC or similar, bust facing wearing crown and loros and holding labarum and gl cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1181-1143 CE
Sear 1955 H 11.13-14
13mm 2.00
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AE half follis Justin II SB 37316 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG ( or similar) Justin on L., Sophia on r., seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds gl. cr., she holds cruciform sceptre sometimes with a cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr XI, cross above, below KYZ
Date:568/9 CE
Mint: Cyzicus
Sear: 373 DO 127-35
20mm 4.72gm
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AE Pentanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 501a16 viewsObverse: DN MAVRIC PP AV Diad., dr. and cuir. bust r.
Reverse: Large E, officina letter (B) to r.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 582-602 AD
Sear 501a DO 68b-d
14 mm 1.37 gm
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AE half follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53516 viewsObverse:DN MAU(gamma)I. CN AUT or similarrarely with cross in field to l. bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l. hand a eagle tipped sceptre
Reverse: Large K between ANNO and regnal yr. (IIX) 10, cross above
R below
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 593/4 CE
Sear 535 DO 184-93
20mm 5.48gm
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AE Decanummium Maurice Tiberius, SB 53716 viewsObverse: DN MAY CN P AY( or similar) Bust facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand, mappa; in l., eagle tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large I between ANNP and regnal year (X), cross above THEUP in ex
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date: 591/2 CE
Sear 537 DO 203-12
17mm 2.46gm
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late Byzantine trade weight 15 views2 numismat/8 scripula
two pellets one side
12mm by 10mm by 7mm. 8.05 g
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Roman lead scale weight 15 views29mm by 29mm 6mm thick
Three dots one side
53.3g
Weight is equal to two Unica
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Denier of Bohemond V 1233-51 AD15 viewsBillion denier
Obv: +BAMVND COMS
cross patted three pellets in second quarter
Rev: +CIVITAS TRIBOL
eight pointed star, annulets between rays
Mint: Tripoli
Date: 1233-1251AD
14/16mm
.49g
Malloy 19
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1 Nomisma weight15 viewsLarge N 4 pellets above and below
14 by 10 by 4 mm
4.24g
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six Keration weight15 viewsgamma with two dots
3/2=6
1.39/6=6 keratin of .23 each
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1 Tremissis weight15 viewslarge X
7 by 8 by 2 mm
1.42g
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Bronze weight15 views20mm by 19mm, 1mm thick
plain both sides
5.42
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Bronze coin weight ?15 views7mm/7mm/4mm
indented
scattered pellets no pattern
1.82 g
1/3 Tremissis
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Byzantine coin weight 1 nomismat/4 scripula15 viewsfour pellets one side
11mm by 11mm by 3mm, 3.71g
(Weber, 96)
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Late Byzantine trade weight 15 views3 nomismat/12 scripula
round pellet one side
18mm dia by 8mm tall, 14.72 g
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Roman? trade weight lead 12 scripula = semuncia 15 viewsN on one side, I question if this has ben scratched in at a later date.
20mm by 20mm by 2mm, 12.20g
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