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Byzantine Silver Coins
The Byzantine Empire issued more gold, billion, and bronze coins than silver.
|Long attributed to the Ostrogoths,of this to Gepidia. The Gepids were an East Germanic tribe, closely related to the Goths, first recorded in the 6th-century as having been allied with Goths invading in c. 260. In the 4th century, they were under the hegemony of the Hunnic Empire. Under Ardaric, the Gepids united with other Germanic tribes and defeated the Huns at the Battle of Nedao in 454. The Gepids then founded the Kingdom of Gepidia, which reached its zenith of power after 537, settling around Singidunum (today's Belgrade). For a short time, (today's Sremska Mitrovica) was the center of the Gepid State. In 552 the Gepids suffered a disastrous defeat to Alboin, of the , after which Alboin had a drinking cup made from the skull of the Gepid Cunimund. Remnants of the Gepids were conquered by the Avars later in the 6th century.|