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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.

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 562, Belisarius stood trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with Procopius acting as praefectus urbi. He was found guilty and sent to prison.
BZ99574. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 353 (Ravenna), Wroth BMC 407 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), Ratto -, aF, 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; from the Ed Strivelli Collection, ex FORVM (2019); $60.00 (57.00)


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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