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Byzantine Coins of the Justinian Dynasty

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

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Maurice Tiberius achieved peace with Persia and stemmed losses in Italy and Africa, but lost much of the Balkans. When Focas, a junior officer, revolted Maurice and his son Theodosius were murdered.
BZ79566. Bronze half follis, Wroth BMC 231, DOC I 244 (not in the collection, refs. Wroth), Hahn MIB 118B, SBCV 559, Sommer 7.77, Morrisson BnF -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, aVF, uneven strike left side of obverse weak, weight 12.083 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 180o, Carthage mint, c. 582 - 583 A.D.; obverse D N TIb mAVRIC P P AVC, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust, globus cruciger in right hand, shield on left shoulder ornamented with a horseman riding right; reverse round shield containing star, surmounted by cross; K/R-T/G (Carthage) flanking, XX between NM (20 nummi) in exergue; ex CGB; very rare; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.

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In 572, the Byzantine Empire was at war with Persia and was attacked by the Visigoths from Spain.
BZ83545. Bronze follis, DOC I 152c, Wroth BMC 197, Morrisson BnF 2 ff., Tolstoi 159, Ratto 895, Sommer 5.38.2, Hahn MIB II 57a, SBCV 379, Choice F, well centered, weight 13.642 g, maximum diameter 31.5 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 571 - 572 A.D.; obverse VTMNO-TOOΛV (blundered inscription), Justin II seated on left and Sophia seated on right facing on double throne, both are nimbate, holding together large cross on globe; reverse large M (40 nummi) between ANNO and U/II (year 7), cross above, Γ (3rd officina) below, THEUP' in exergue; $125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin I and Justinian I, 4 April - 1 August 527 A.D.

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During Justin's reign (518Ė527), Justinian was the emperor's close confidant and was probably acting as a regent long before Justin made him co-emperor on 1 April 527. Justinian was appointed consul in 521 and later commander of the army of the east. As Justin became senile near the end of his reign, Justinian became the de facto ruler. Upon Justin's death on 1 August 527, Justinian became the sole sovereign.
BZ83458. Bronze follis, DOC I 10b, Morrisson BnF 3/Cp/AE/1, Berk 112, SBCV 125, Hahn MIB I 4, Sommer 3.5, Wroth BMC 7 var. (P vice PP), Tolstoi 144 var. (same), Ratto -, F, irregular flan, large flan crack/flaw, weight 14.590 g, maximum diameter 34.4 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Constantinople mint, 4 Apr - 1 Aug 527 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTIN ET IVSTINIAN P P AVΓ, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justin right; reverse large M (40 nummi), cross above, six-pointed star left, cross right, B (2nd officina) below, CON (Constantinope) in exergue; rare; $110.00 SALE PRICE $99.00


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

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Tiberius II and Maurice each issued folles of this type. The only difference is Tiberius has a cross on his crown; Maurice has a trefoil ornament. The obverse legend on this coin is completely blundered illiterate nonsense, as is typical for the type. The engraver did not appear to even know the alphabet.
BZ84694. Bronze follis, DOC I 153, Hahn MIB II 95b, Wroth BMC 82 (Tiberius II), Ratto 960, Tolstoi 58 (Tiberius II), SBCV 532, VF, green patina, broad flan, light corrosion, weight 12.228 g, maximum diameter 31.2 mm, die axis 180o, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 583 - 584 A.D.; obverse PyTΛTII-TSPCCTΛSVC (blundered), bust facing, crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes, mappa in right, eagle-tipped scepter in left; reverse large M (40 nummi) between A/N/N/O and II (regnal year 2), cross above, THEUP' in exergue; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00


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

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Dumbarton Oaks notes of its single specimen of this type without the officina letter at the end of the mintmark, "This is a new denomination and it seems likely that this coin with broad flan and no officina mark, was an experiment later corrected to show the officina.
BZ77958. Bronze 3/4 follis, DOC I 15a, SBCV 431, Hahn MIB 26, Wroth BMC -, Morrisson BnF -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, Sommer -, F, well centered, potentially active corrosion, pitting, holed, weight 12.377 g, maximum diameter 30.1 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 579 - 580 A.D.; obverse dM TIb CONS-TANT P P AVI, crowned (with cross & pendilia), draped, and cuirassed bust facing; reverse large XXX (30 nummi), cross above, CON in exergue, no officina indicated; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; very rare; $90.00 SALE PRICE $81.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.

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Most references list this type with ΘC above for some other years but only ΦC above for years 12 and 13. Wroth notes that the meaning of these letters is uncertain but ΘC may abbreviate Θεος (God) and ΦC perhaps abbreviates Φως (light).
BZ69548. Bronze half-follis, Jerash 438, Hahn MIB II 70e (refs Jerash), DOC I 84.1 var. (Φ vice Θ), Wroth BMC 122 var. (same), Sommer 5.22 var. (same), SBCV 366, VF, green patina, obverse off-center, weight 6.511 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, c. 576 - 577 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTI-NVS P P, Justin (left) and Sophia seated facing on double throne, both nimbate, he holds globus cruciger, she a cruciform scepter; reverse large K (20 nummi) between ANNO and XII (year 12), + over ΘC above, TES below; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; very rare variety; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.

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In 567, The Second Council of Tours issued a decree that any cleric found in bed with his wife will be excommunicated.
BZ83494. Bronze pentanummium, SBCV 375, DOC I 137, Sommer 5.36, Morrisson BnF 29, Wroth BMC Justinian 423, Tolstoi Justinian 478, Ratto Justinian 746, Ratto Justinian 746, Choice VF, small edge splits, scratches, weight 2.152 g, maximum diameter 13.9 mm, die axis 0o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 567 - 578; obverse IYΣTINAI KAI ΣOΦIAΣ (Justin and Sophia) monogram ; reverse large E (5 nummi), smaller K (Kyzicus) right; scarce; $80.00 SALE PRICE $72.00


Byzantine Empire, Justin II, 15 November 565 - 5 October 578 A.D.

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Justin, unable to handle the burden of his failures, fell into madness. He ordered an organ be played continuously to soothe his frenzied mind. He was pulled through the palace on a wheeled throne, biting attendants as he passed, and there were rumors that he had devoured a number of them. In 574, General Tiberius was adopted as his caesar, regent and heir. Tiberius received the diadem on his knees before the assembly. Justin, in a moment of sanity, addressed the new monarch saying: "If you consent, I live; if you command, I die: may the God of heaven and earth infuse into your heart whatever I have neglected or forgotten." The assembly applauded with sympathy, silence, and in tears for their prince. Sophia and Tiberius ruled as joint regents for four years, while Justin sank into growing insanity.
BZ71848. Bronze follis, DOC I 38e, Hahn MIB 43a, SBCV 360, Sommer 5.9, Wroth BMC -, Morrisson BnF -, Tolstoi -, Ratto -, Choice VF, nice green patina, well centered on a slightly ragged flan, weight 12.178 g, maximum diameter 32.8 mm, die axis 225o, 4th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 574 - 575 A.D.; obverse D N IVSTI-NVS P P AV, Justin II seated on left and Sophia seated on right facing on double throne, both are nimbate, he holds a globus cruciger, she holds a cruciform scepter; reverse large M (40 nummi) between ANNO and X (year 10), cross above, ∆ (4th officina) below, CON (Constantinople) in exergue; $70.00 SALE PRICE $63.00


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

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Tiberius II and Maurice both issued similar folles of this type. Tiberius II has a cross on his crown; Maurice has a trefoil ornament. Also, the obverse legends for Tiberius II are mostly recognizable, the obverse legends for Maurice are completely blundered illiterate nonsense, as on this coin. Many older references failed to distinguish between them.
BZ71846. Bronze follis, DOC I 155, Wroth BMC 89 (Tiberius II), Ratto 964 (Tiberius), Tolstoi 61, Hahn MIB 95b, SBCV 532, Sommer 7.62.2, Morrisson BnF -, VF, centered, green patina, edge bump, weight 11.940 g, maximum diameter 32.0 mm, die axis 180o, Theoupolis (Antioch) mint, 585 - 586 A.D.; obverse OMITACOM-NANTAPPY (blundered), bust facing, crown with trefoil ornament, consular robes, mappa in right, eagle-tipped scepter in left; reverse large M (40 nummi) between A/N/N/O and II/II (regnal year 4), cross above, THEUP' in exergue; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00


Byzantine Empire, Focas, 23 November 602 - 5 October 610 A.D.

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The ruins of Antioch on the Orontes lie near the modern city of Antakya, Turkey. Founded near the end of the 4th century B.C. by Seleucus I Nicator, one of Alexander the Great's generals, Antioch's geographic, military and economic location, particularly the spice trade, the Silk Road, the Persian Royal Road, benefited its occupants, and eventually it rivaled Alexandria as the chief city of the Near East and as the main center of Hellenistic Judaism at the end of the Second Temple period. Antioch is called "the cradle of Christianity," for the pivotal early role it played in the emergence of the faith. It was one of the four cities of the Syrian tetrapolis. Its residents are known as Antiochenes. Antioch was renamed Theoupolis after it was nearly destroyed by an earthquake on 29 November 528. Once a great metropolis of half a million people, it declined to insignificance during the Middle Ages because of warfare, repeated earthquakes and a change in trade routes following the Mongol conquests, which then no longer passed through Antioch from the far east. 6th Century Antioch
BZ71752. Bronze follis, DOC II, part 1, 88; Morrisson BnF 8/An/AE/14; Wroth BMC 109; Tolstoi 147; Ratto 1274; Hahn MIB 83a; Sommer 9.56; SBCV 671, VF, green patina, well centered on a tight flan, weight 9.172 g, maximum diameter 27.6 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch as Theoupolis (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 607 - 608 A.D.; obverse O N FOCA NE PE AV, Focas on left and Leontia on right standing facing, emperor holds globus cruciger, empress holds cruciform scepter, cross between their heads; reverse large M (40 nummi) between ANNO and UI (year 6), cross above, THEUP' (Theoupolis) in exergue; scarce; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00




  







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