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

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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; SOLD


Ostrogoths, Athalaric, 31 August 526 - 2 October 534, In the Name of Byzantine Empire, Justinian I

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BZ40599. Bronze AE 4, BMC Vandals p. 67, 52, gF, weight 1.048 g, maximum diameter 9.7 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, obverse JVST-INIANII (blundered), diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right; reverse monogram of Athalaric in wreath; SOLD


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.
BZ73169. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 353 (Ravenna), Wroth BMC 407 (Ravenna), SBCV 326 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB I 29a (Rome), Sommer 4.155 (Rome), Ratto -, VF, weight 3.141 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, 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; SOLD


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

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BZ06894. Bronze decanummium, SBCV 326, DOC I 353, gem EF, weight 3.64 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna 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 (mark of value) between ANNO and XXXVI (regnal year 36); beautiful bold strike and patina; rare; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Tiberius II Constantine, 26 September 578 - 14 August 582 A.D.

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This type was traditionally attributed entirely to Ravenna. Hahn suggested a Sicilian attribution in The Numismatic Circular, 1979, p. 553. Anastasi, differentiates between Ravenna and Sicilian issues; Sicilian issues having a different style of crown, a higher globus cruciger, and a longer face with a strong similarity to portraits of Maurice Tiberius on decanummi from Catania. Anastasi also notes the style he identifies as Sicilian is frequently found on the island. This example appears to have the style of Sicily.
BZ69556. Bronze decanummium, Anastasi 3A (Sicily), DOC I 66 (Ravenna), Ranieri 451 (Ravenna), Sommer 6.41 (Ravenna), Hahn MIB II 67 (Ravenna), SBCV 472 (Ravenna), aF, rough, weight 3.471 g, maximum diameter 18.3 mm, die axis 0o, Sicily (or Ravenna?) mint, 578 - 582 A.D.; obverse D m TIb CON-TAN PP AV (or similar), crowned and cuirassed facing bust, large crown, globus cruciger in right; reverse large I (10 nummi) between two crosses, all within wreath; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; scarce; SOLD


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

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BZ36376. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 352, SBCV 326, VF, weight 3.395 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 180o, 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


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

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BZ36377. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 352, SBCV 326, F, rough, weight 4.1596 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, 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


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

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The first Arab siege of Constantinople began in 674. In 678, the Byzantines finally broke the Siege when they destroyed the Arab fleet using a new incendiary liquid known as Greek fire, and then defeated the Arab army on land. Constantinople would not fall to the Muslims until 29 May 1453.
BZ71697. Bronze follis, DOC II 91 (also with obscure date), Sommer 13.37 (same), SBCV 1239 (years 22 - 28), MIB III 117 (same), Wroth BMC 97 (year 27), Tolstoi 84 (same), F, pea green patina, weight 3.885 g, maximum diameter 19.5 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 675 - 682 A.D.; obverse diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, spear diagonal behind head in right hand, shield on left; reverse large M (40 nummi), between figures of Heraclius and Tiberius, each holding globus cruciger; ANNO over Roman numeral regnal year date (obscure) above, Θ below, RAV in exergue; scarce; SOLD


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

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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


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

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BZ49309. Bronze decanummium, DOC I 352, SBCV 326, Sommer 4.155 (Rome), gVF, weight 3.872 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 180o, 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), all within wreath; SOLD








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