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Byzantine Rome (c. 540 - 775)

The Rome mint reopened about 540, after Justinian's conquests in Italy. It closed during the reign of Constantine V (741- 775).


Titus, 24 June 79 - 13 September 81 A.D.

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In 76 A.D., Emperor Vespasianus Augustus and Titus Caesar Vespasianus were the Roman Consuls.
SH89775. Silver denarius, RIC II-1 V870 (R2), RSC II 59b var. (eagle left with head right), BnF III V166 var. (same), BMCRE II V191 var. (same), SRCV I 2438 var. (same), gVF, superb portrait, slightly off center, weight 3.324 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, as caesar, 76 A.D.; obverse T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS (counterclockwise), laureate head right; reverse eagle standing slightly left on garlanded cippus, thunderbolt in claws, head right, wings open, COS - V flanking across field; ex Tauler & Fau (Madrid) auction 14 (2 Oct 2018), 2405; extremely rare; $270.00 (Ä237.60) ON RESERVE


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.

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This reverse type announces Severus' achievement of Peace. Hence the emperor is wearing civilian clothes and holding the same branch which is usually held by the goddess Pax.
RS91224. Silver denarius, RIC IV 265; RSC III 205; BMCRE V p. 217, 330; Hunter III 87; SRCV II 6282, Choice VF, well centered, nice portrait, edge cracks, weight 3.177 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 201 A.D.; obverse SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse FVNDATOR PACIS (founder of peace), Severus standing left, togate, olive branch in right hand, scroll in left; ex Numismatik Naumann auction 76 (7 Apr 2019), part of lot 942; $100.00 (Ä88.00)


Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, 4 April 527 - 14 November 565 A.D.

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In 562, Belisarius stood trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with Procopius acting as praefectus urbi. He was found guilty and sent to prison.
BZ67007. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 353 (Ravenna), Wroth BMC 407 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), Ratto -, F, nice green patina, weight 2.846 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna or Rome mint, 562 - 563 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large I (10 nummi), ANNO left, XX/XVI (regnal year 36) right, all within wreath, no mintmark; $3.50 (Ä3.08)







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