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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Byzantine Coins| ▸ |Byzantine Mints| ▸ |Ravenna||View Options:  |  |  | 

Byzantine Ravenna, Italy (c. 540 - Early 8th Century)

The Ravenna mint reopened about 540, after Justinian's conquests in Italy and closed early in the 8th century. The city was lost to the Lombards in 751.

Honorius, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.

|Honorius|, |Honorius,| |23| |January| |393| |-| |15| |August| |423| |A.D.||solidus|
David Sear notes, "The mint of Ravenna was opened by Honorius in AD 402. Coins of this period normally have slender busts." RIC X describes this as "Milan and Aquileia styles." A heavier bust was used from AD 408 to 423.
SH110981. Gold solidus, RIC X Honorius 1287 (S); Ranieri 11; DOCLR 736; SRCV V 20919; Depeyrot p. 188, 7/1; Cohen VIII 44, Choice VF, nicely centered, flow lines, graffito "X" right obv., weight 4.350 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 402 - 403 and 405 - 406 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed slender bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Honorius standing right, active stance, standard in right, Victory on globe in left hand, left foot treading on captive with bent knees; R-V across field, COMOB in exergue; ex FORVM 2010; scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Constantine IV Pogonatus, 15 July 668 - 10 July 685 A.D.

|Constantine| |IV|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Constantine| |IV| |Pogonatus,| |15| |July| |668| |-| |10| |July| |685| |A.D.||tremissis|
During this period, the cross used on the reverse of gold coinage often indicated the denomination: a cross on steps for the solidus, a cross on a globe for the semissis and a simple cross for the tremissis. Ex Woolslayer collection.
SH06215. Gold tremissis, DOC II 73, SBCV 1224, Hahn 59, EF, weight 1.43 g, maximum diameter 14.3 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 15 Jul 668 - 10 Jul 68; obverse d N CONSTANTI PP, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AYGYST (victory of the Emperor), cross potent, Q right, CONOB in exergue; from the Woolslayer Collection; SOLD


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

|Justinian| |I|, |Byzantine| |Empire,| |Justinian| |I,| |4| |April| |527| |-| |14| |November| |565| |A.D.||decanummium|
In 549 A.D., the last chariot races were held in the Circus Maximus in Rome.
BZ01103. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 352 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), VF, weight 3.21 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome or Ravenna mint, 561 - 562 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 (mark of value) between A/N/N/O and XX/XV (regnal year 35); SOLD







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