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Constantinopolis (Istanbul, Turkey)

Little needs to be said about Constantine the Great's New Rome, built on top of the old Greek city Byzantion. Coinage started in 326 and continued until the fall of the Roman Empire in 1453. Mintmarks: C, CON, CONS.

Anastasius I, 11 April 491 - 1 July 518 A.D.

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BZ87655. Bronze nummus, DOC I 15, Wroth BMC 59, Morrison BnF 1/Cp/AE/01, Hahn MIB 40, SBCV 13, LRBC II 2288, Sommer 1.9, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, VF, undersize flan typical of the type, porosity, weight 0.689 g, maximum diameter 9.0 mm, die axis 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 491 - 498 A.D.; obverse diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse monogram of Anastasius ; $190.00 (Ä161.50)

Aelia Flaccilla, Augusta 19 January 379 - 386 A.D., Wife of Theodosius I

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The cross was rarely used in early Christian iconography, perhaps because it symbolized a purposely painful and gruesome method of public execution that most early Christians would have personally witnessed. In 315, Constantine abolished crucifixion as punishment in the Roman Empire. The Ichthys, or fish symbol, was used by early Christians. Constantine adopted the Chi-Rho Christ monogram (Christogram) as his banner (labarum). The use of a cross as the most prevalent symbol of Christianity probably gained momentum after Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, traveled to the Holy Land, c. 326 - 328, and recovered the True Cross.
RL88883. Bronze maiorina, RIC IX Constantinopolis 82.2 (S), LRBC II 2174, SRCV V 20618, Cohen VIII 6, Hunter V 7 var. (staurogram vice cross), VF, dark green patina, weight 5.872 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, 5th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 25 Aug 383 - 386 A.D.; obverse AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE (health of the Republic), empress standing facing, head right, cross right, arms folded on breast, CONSE in exergue; scarce; $100.00 (Ä85.00)

Pulcheria, Augusta 4 July 414 - July 453 A.D.

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SH56013. Bronze centenionalis, RIC X Theodosius II 425, SRCV V 21259, LRBC II 2228 var. (star left), aVF, weight 1.403 g, maximum diameter 14.6 mm, die axis 0o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 4 Jul 414 - 423 A.D.; obverse AEL PVLCH-ERIA AVG, pearl-diademed and draped bust right; reverse CONCORDIA AVG (harmony of the Emperor), empress enthroned facing, arms crossed over breast, star in right field, CONS in exergue; rare (RIC R4); SOLD


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