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Byzantine Coins

The Byzantine Empire was originally known as the Eastern Roman Empire, and most of its coinage follows the pattern of its progenitor. Most coin collectors and historians regard 498 A.D. as the date of the first official Byzantine coinage, as Emperor Anastasius reformed the remains of the original Roman system. Under Anastasius, Byzantine coins were split into gold, called the solidus, and bronze, called the nummus.

The nummus developed denominations, as the tiny nummus coins did not add up to much value on their own. The additional denominations included 5, 10, 20, and 40 nummi. As time passed, the solidus and nummus system was replaced with a new system called the hyperpyron. These coins were frequently minted in a unique cup shape, which some believe... Read more

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A Byzantine follis of Heraclius

August 29, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Jerusalem, Israel

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Phocas - Cross Potent Gold Tremissis

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Nicephorus III - Electrum Histamenon Nomisma

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - John II - Gold Histamenon Nomisma

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Isaac II - Electrum Aspron Trachy

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - John III - Gold Hyperpyron

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Maurice Tiberius - Large M Follis

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Justin II and Sophia - Portrait Half Follis

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - John I Tzimisces - Inscription Miliaresion

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£55 (starting bid)

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Constantine X Ducas - Silver Histamenon

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5 (1 bid)

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Michael VII Ducas - Portrait Follis

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins Early Issues - Mixed Large Bronzes Group [13]

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Pseudo-Solidus Group [2]

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
London, United Kingdom

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Anccient Byzantine Coins - Justinian I and Anastasius I - Folles Group [2]

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Mixed Trachy Group [3]

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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Ancient Byzantine Coins - Mixed Small Bronzes Group [21]

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Harwich, United Kingdom

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