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Byzantine Catania, Sicily (c. 582 - 629)

Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602) established mints at Catania and Syracuse in Sicily.


Byzantine Empire, Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine, 23 January 613 - 11 January 641 A.D.

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Heraclius offered peace to Khusro, presumably in 624, threatening otherwise to invade Persia, but Khusro rejected the offer. Heraclius marched into Persia with an army of probably less than 25,000 men, willingly abandoning any attempt to secure his rear or maintain lines of communication. Heraclius fought brilliantly and bravely repeatedly defeated the Persian forces. When the war ended in 628, Khusro had been murdered by his own men, the Byzantines regained all their lost territories, their captured soldiers, a war indemnity, and most importantly for them, the True Cross and other relics that were lost in Jerusalem in 614.
BZ64050. Bronze decanummium, Anastasi 62; DOC II part 1, 257; Wroth BMC 410; SBCV 886; Hahn MIB 241, VF, pit (flan defect?) on reverse, weight 5.067 g, maximum diameter 10.0 mm, die axis 180o, Sicily, Catania mint, 625 - 626 A.D.; obverse facing busts of Heraclius on left, bearded, and Heraclius Constantine on right, beardless; both crowned, draped and cuirassed; cross between their heads; reverse large I (10 nummi), ANNO right, X/ς (year 16) right, CAT in exergue; scarce; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.

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When this coin was struck, control of the Italian peninsula was divided between the Romans (Byzantines) and Lombards. In 584, the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna was established to organized civil and military control of Byzantine territories in Italy and Sicily into duchies under the exarch (governor) in Ravenna. Also in 584, the Lombards re-established a unified monarchy after a 10 year interregnum (Rule of the Dukes). Threatened by a Frankish invasion, the Lombards elected Authari as their king and gave him the capital of Pavia (Northern Italy).
BZ67635. Bronze decanummium, Anastasi 13, DOC I 270, Wroth BMC 256, Hahn MIB II 137D, SBCV 581, Morrisson BnF -, Ratto -, Tolstoi -, Choice gVF, nice green patina, weight 3.414 g, maximum diameter 16.62 mm, die axis 180o, Catania mint, 588 - 589 A.D.; obverse D N mAVRIC - TIB PP AVC, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, crown with cross and penilia, globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large I (mark of value) between ANNO and ςI (year 7), CAT in exergue; very scarce; SOLD


Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, 13 August 582 - 22 November 602 A.D.

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When this coin was struck, control of the Italian peninsula was divided between the Romans (Byzantines) and Lombards. In 584, the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna was established to organized civil and military control of Byzantine territories in Italy and Sicily into duchies under the exarch (governor) in Ravenna. Also in 584, the Lombards re-established a unified monarchy after a 10 year interregnum (Rule of the Dukes). Threatened by a Frankish invasion, the Lombards elected Authari as their king and gave him the capital of Pavia (Northern Italy).
BZ65619. Bronze decanummium, Anastasi 5, Hahn MIB II 136B, SBCV 580 corr., DOC I -, Morrisson BnF -, Wroth BMC -, VF, green patina, very nice for the type, weight 3.207 g, maximum diameter 17.6 mm, die axis 135o, Sicily, Catania mint, 583 - 584 A.D.; obverse D N TIbER M-AV P P AVC, crowned and cuirassed bust facing, crown with cross and penilia, globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large I (mark of value) between ANNO and II (year 2), CAT in exergue; rare; SOLD







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