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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).


Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.

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In 92 A.D., the Flavian Palace was completed on the Palatine.
RS86681. Silver denarius, RIC II 730, RSC II 274, BMCRE II 189, BnF III 175, Hunter I 77, SRCV I -, Choice gVF, well centered, excellent portrait, attractive toning, weight 3.616 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 1 Jan - 13 Sep 92 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right; reverse IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on Columna Rostrata, wearing helmet and aegis, brandishing javelin in right hand, shield in left hand, owl at feet on right; from the Jyrki Muona Collection; $240.00 (Ä204.00)


Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.

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This coin is dedicated to the goddess Fides for her good quality of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance. Perhaps it worked for a little while but in 235, according to Aelius Lampridius: "In an open tent after his lunch, Alexander was consulting with his insubordinate troops. They compared him to Elagabalus, a divisive and unpopular Emperor whose own assassination paved the way for Alexander's reign. A German servant entered the tent and initiated the call for the Emperorís assassination, an attack in which many of the troops joined. Alexander's attendants fought against the other troops but could not hold off the combined might of those seeking the Emperor's assassination. Within minutes, Alexander was dead.
RS87265. Silver denarius, RIC IV 193a, RSC III 51, BMCRE VI 684, SRCV II 7863, Hunter III -, Choice EF, well centered and struck on a broad flan, small edge crack, weight 2.752 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 228 - 231 A.D.; obverse IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right; reverse FIDES MILITVM (the loyalty of the soldiers), Fides seated left on throne without back, standard on each side, one in each hand; $140.00 (Ä119.00)


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 PP 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; $40.00 (Ä34.00)







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