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1. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. Follis  (a huge 40 mm!); Kyzikos (Cyzicus) mint; year thirteen. Obv: Helmeted and cuir. bust facing, holding gl. cr. and shield; to r., cross. Rev: Large "M" between ANNO (downward) and regnal year XII-I. Above, cross; beneath officina "B"; in ex., KYZ. SB 207.............(Image) $325  

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2. JUSTIN II. 565-578 AD. Decanummium (22 mm). Constantinople mint. Obv: Emperor in military uniform standing facing, head right, holding spear and globe Rev:Large I, cross above, stars at sides; CON. DOC I, 59; MIB 22,23 (Justin I); SB 362.  aVF. Seaby notes: "The reattribution of this type to Justin II, made by Grierson and Bellinger in the Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue, has not received universal acceptance." aVF. Rare......................................(Image) $175  

3. Anonymous follis, Class A1, struck during the reign of John I (969-976), etc., and overstruck on a follis of Constantine VII; 913-959 A.D. 26 x 21; 4.2 gm. Ratto____; SBC 1793 (var). Rare in this condition...........................(Image) $425  

4. Anonymous follis, Class A2, struck during the reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII (after circa 989 A.D.). 28; 8.6 gm. Ratto__; SBC 1812 (var). A common coin, but very rare in this condition...................................(Image) SOLD

                   

5. Anastasius. 491-518 AD. Follis. 34mm. SB 19........................(Image) $75

                   

6. Anastasius. 491-518 AD. Pentanummium, 13mm. Obv: diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large Є and monograms. SB 53a (var). DOC 49a. Remarkable condition for a small Byzantine coin.........................(Image) $175

                   

7. Anonymous follis. Attributed to Romanus IV, 9th-10th cent. AD. 27mm. Obv: Bust of Christ. Rev: The Virgin, orans. SB 1867................................(Image) $165

                   

8. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. Decanumium, 18 mm. SB 326. Year 36....(Image) $45

                   

9. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. Half-follis (20 nummi). 23mm. SB 225......(Image) $85

                   

10. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. Follis, 40mm. Constantinople mint. Year 15. SB 163...........................................................................................................(Image) $145

                   

11. Another. 40mm. Year 14. SB201.....................................................(Image) $145

                   

12. Another. 33mm. Year 35. SB 163....................................................(Image) $100

                   

13. Another, but Cyzicus mint. 35mm; Year 20. SB 207.....................(Image) $165

                   

14. Another. 35mm. Year 18. SB 207. Dark green patina.................(Image) $95

                   

15. Another, but Theoupolis (Antioch) mint. 38mm. Year 21. SB 220...........................................................................................................(Image) $225

                   

16. Another. 35mm Year 20 SB 220.................................................(Image) $110

                   

17. Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578 AD. 40 Nummi Follis (30mm). Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Dated RY 6 (570/1). Obv: D N IVSTI NVS P P AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively. Rev: Large M; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, ς (date) to right; Δ in field;CON in exergue. DOC 29b; MIBE 43d; SB 360............................................................................(Image) $75

                   

18. Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578 AD. Nummi Follis (32mm). Constantinople mint, 3rd officina. Dated RY 6 (570/1). Obv: D N IVSTI NVS P P AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively. Rev: Large M; A/N/N/O to left, Chi-Rho above, ς (date) to right; Γ in field; CON in exergue. DOC 29b; MIBE 43d; SB 360. Nice dark green patina........................(Image) $175

                   

19. Another, but Nicopolis. 30mm. Year 5. SB 360..........................(Image) $80

                   

20. Another but  32mm. Second officina. SB 369...............................(Image) $120

                   

21. Another.  30mm...............................................................................(Image) $120

                   

22. Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582 AD. Nummi Follis (29 mm). Constantinople mint, 4th officina. Dated RY 4. Obv: Crowned facing bust, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and eagle-tipped scepter with cross. Rev: Large m; cross above, A/N/N/O on left, II/II on right. CONΔ in exergue. SB 430..........................................................................................................(Image) $110

                   

23. Maurice Tiberius. 582-602 AD. Follis (30mm). Nicomedia mint, 2nd Officina. Dated RY 6. Obv: Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed facing bust, holding globus cruciger and shield. Rev: Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O to l.,  ς to r; B in field; NIKO in exergue. SB 512; DOC 96b; MIBE 75d........(Image) $75

                   

24. Another. 28mm..................................................................................(Image) $35

                   

25. Phocas. 602-610 AD. Nummi (25mm). Constantinople mint. 5th officina. Struck 603-610 AD. Obv: DN FOCA PERP AVC, crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross. Rev: Large XX; above, star; CONЄ in exergue. DOC II 37c; SB 644..............................................................(Image) $45

                   

26. ROMANUS IV. 1068-1071 AD. Follis (24mm). Constantinople mint. Obv: IC XC NI KA, nimbate facing bust of Christ, holding Gospels and raising hand in benediction. Rev: C R P Δ in quarters around jeweled cross. DOC III 8; SB 1866...........................................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

27. Anastasius I. 491-518. Follis (24mm, 9.07 gm, 6h). Barbarous imitation of a Constatinple mint coin. Struck circa 512-518 or later. Obv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large M; cross above, star to left, crescent to right, flanking; Є in field; CON in exergue. Cf. DOC 23f; cf. MIBE 27; cf. SB 19 for prototype, except Crescent in reverse right field, like MIBE Taf. 5 X3,  has crescent on the left.......................................................(Image) $145

                   

28. Anastasius I. 491-518 AD. 20 Nummi Half Follis (20mm). Post-reform coinage. Nicomedia mint, Struck 498-518 AD. Obv: D N ANASTA (SIVS P P AVC), diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large K (mark of value); to left, long cross between N-I. SB 42.......................................(Image) $35

                   

29. Justin I. 518-527 AD. 5 Nummi (13mm). Nicomedia mint. Obv: diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large Christogram; N to left, Є (mark of value) to right, two pellets below. DOC 37; MIBE 47; SB 93................(Image) $35

                   

30. Justin I & Justinian I. 527 AD. Follis (31mm, 17.90 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 2nd officina. Struck 4 April-1 August 527 AD. Obv: D N IVSTIN (Є) IVSTINIAN P (P AV), diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Justin right. Rev: Large M; star to left, cross above and to right, B below; CON in exergue. DOC 10a; MIBE 4; SB 125. Scarce.......................................................(Image) $175

                   

31. Justinian I. 527-565 AD.  Decanummium (10 Nummi). Struck 558-559 AD. Nicomedia mint. Obv: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev:
Large I, (cross above); to left: A / N / N / O and X / X / X / II, (year 32) to right. NIK.in exergue. SB 205; DOC 157; MIBE 118a......................................(Image) $35

                   

32. Another, except year 26....................................................................(Image) $55

                   

33. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. 16 Nummi (21mm). Thessalonica mint. Struck 527-562 AD. Obv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large IS; (above, cross flanked by two stars); A to left, P to right; TЄS. DOC 98c; MIBE 169d; Metcalf, Copper 222; SB 177........................................................(Image) $25

                   

34. Another. 22mm..................................................................................(Image) $40

                   

35. Another. 21mm..................................................................................(Image) $30

                   

36. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. 20 Nummi, half-follis (24mm). Constantinople mint. Obv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large K; cross to left; Star above and below; Γ to left. SB 164; D.O. 62-75. Glossy dark green/black patina. Scarce?...................................................................(Image) $85

                   

37. Justinian I. 527-565 AD. follis (33mm). Constantinople mint. Obv: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large M; cross above; Star to left and right; Γ below. SB 160. Glossy dark green/black patina....(Image) $85

                   

38. Another, except star and cross flanking large M. SB 158.............(Image) $65

                   

39. Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582 AD. Follis (31mm). Nicomedia mint, 1st officina. Dated RY 4 (578/9 AD). Obv: Crowned facing bust, holding globus-cruciger and shield. Rev: Large M; cross above; A below; II/II to right; NIKO in exergue. DOC 27b; SB 440...................................................................(Image) $125

                   

40. Tiberius II Constantine. 578-582 AD. Pentanummium (18mm). Constantinople mint. Struck 579-582 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Large Ч. DOC 22; MIBE 33B; SB 438.........................(Image) $35

                   

41. Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578 AD. 40 Nummi Follis (31mm). Constantinople mint, 3rd officina. Dated RY 9. Obv: D N IVST(I) NVS P P AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively. Rev: Large M; A/N/N/O to left, Chi-Rho above, ςΙ/ΙΙ (date) to right; Γ in field; CON in exergue. DOC 29b; MIBE 43d; SB 360....................................................................................(Image) $80

                   

42. Another, except 31mm; 5th officina; dated RY 8, cross above M; Є in field. Somewhat glossy brown/black patina. SB 360.....................................(Image) $85

                   

43. Another, except 32mm; Chi-Rho above M, RY 7 (ςΙ) date to r.......(Image) $85

                   

44. Another, except 32mm; cross above M; RY I to right....................(Image) $90

                   

45. Another, except 32mm; 2nd officina; RY 9 (ςΙ/ΙΙ) to r; B in field....(Image) $85

                   

46. Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578 AD. 20 Nummi half Follis (24mm). Nicomedia  mint. Dated RY 9. Obv: nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively. Rev: Large K; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, ςΙ/ΙΙ (date) to right; NI in exergue. SB 370....................................................................(Image) $95

                   

47. Justin II, with Sophia. 565-578 AD. 40 Nummi Follis (29mm). Nicomedia mint, 1st officina. Dated RY 6. Obv: D N IVSTI (NVS) P P AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter, respectively. Rev: Large M; A/N/N/O to left, cross above, ς (date) to right; A in field; NIKO  in exergue. SB 369..............(Image) $45

                   

48. Another, except 29mm; RY 11; date XI to right of M......................(Image) $90

                   

49. Another, except 32mm; 2nd officina; RY 9; ςΙ/ΙΙ to r; B in field.....(Image) $90

                   

50. Maurice Tiberius. 582-602 AD. Follis (30mm). Uncertain military mint, 1st officina. Dated RY 1 (582/3). Obv: Crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield. Rev: Large M; cross above, A/N/N/O to left; I to right; A in field; CON in exergue. DOC 21 (Constantinople); MIBE 149; SB 493 (Constantinople)......................................................................................(Image) $70

                   

51. PHOCAS. 20 Nummi (22mm). Constantinople mint. Struck 603-610 AD. Obv: (d N FOCA PE)RP AVC, crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa and cross. Rev: Large XX; above, star; CONA in exergue. SB 644.............................................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

52. Heraclius. 610-641 AD. Follis (29mm). Syracuse mint. Struck 615/6-627/8 AD. Obv countermark: Crowned and draped facing bust; monogram to right. Rev countermark: SCLS below bar. DOC 241; MIB Km 4; Anastasi 33  SB 882. Host Coin Fine, Countermark VF, dark green patina. Countermarked on a follis of Justin I, struck 518-522 AD (SB 64).................................................(Image) $165

                   

53. Constantine X Ducas. 1059-1067 AD. Follis (31mm). Constantinople mint. Obv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator. Rev: Bust of Constantine X facing, holding cross and akakia. DOC 9; SB 1854..............................(Image) $65

                   

54. Another. 26mm..................................................................................(Image) $75

                   

55. Alexius I Comnenus. 1081-1118 AD. Tetarteron (18mm). Post-reform issue. Obv: Crowned facing bust, holding cross-sceptre and globus cruciger. Rev: Decorated voided cross with x at center and C Φ M Δ in quarters. DOC IV 40a; SB 1931............................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

56. Alexius I. 1081-1118 AD. Tetarteron (14mm). Uncertain Greek mint. Obv: Crowned bust facing, wearing loros and holding jeweled scepter and globus cruciger. Rev: Patriarchal cross set on two steps; (A-Δ)/Φ K(reversed) within arms of cross. DOC 45b; SB 1932.........................................................(Image) $95

                   

57. Manuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. Tetarteron (20mm). Thessalonica mint. Struck 1167-1183(?). Obv: Cross with X at center on three steps; IC-XC (Jesus Christ) on either side. Rev: Half-length figure of Manuel I standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding labarum and globus cruciger. DOC IV 19; BN II pl. C, 16-17; SB 1976. Rare....................................................(Image) $225

                   

58. Another, except Δ in upper r. reverse field. Unlisted variety?....(Image) $225

                   

59. Manuel I. 1143-1180 AD. Tetarteron (22mm). Thessalonica mint. Struck circa 1152-1160 AD. Obv: nimbate facing bust of St. George, holding spear and shield. Rev: MANOV(H Λ) ΔECΠ(OT), crowned facing bust of Manuel, holding scepter and cross on globe. DOC IV 18 var. (OVH ligate); SB 1975..(Image) $75

                   

60. Manuel I Comnenus. 1143-1180 AD. AE half tetarteron (16mm). Thessalonica mint, struck ca. 1143-1152 AD. Obv: Monogram. Rev: Crowned facing bust, holding labarum and globus cruciger. SB 1977..............(Image) $40

                   

61. Isaac II Angelus. First reign, 1185-1195 AD. Tetarteron (22x17mm). Thessalonica mint. Obv: Facing bust of St. Michael the Archangel, holding spear and globus cruciger. Rev: Facing bust of Isaac, holding cruciform scepter and akakia. DOC 5c; SB 2005...................................................(Image) $45

                   

62. Anonymous Follis. temp. Alexius I, 1081-1118. Follis (23mm). Class K. Constantinople mint. Struck circa 1085-1092 AD. Obv: Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator.  Rev: Facing half-length figure of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary), orans. DOC K.1-26; SB 1901...................................................................(Image) $75

                   

63. Anonymous Follis. temp. John I, circa 969-976 AD. Follis (29mm). Class A3. Uncertain mint (Thessalonica?). Obv: Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev: + IҺSЧS/XRISTЧS/BASILЄЧ/BASILЄ (Jesus Christ King of Kings) in four lines; ornament above and below. DOC A2.24; SB 1818.....................(Image) $85

                   

64. Another. 29mm..................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

65. Anonymous follis. Time of Romanus III, circa 1028-1034 AD. Follis (29mm). Class B. Constantinople mint. Obv: +EMMA NOVHL, nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of Gospels; IC in left field, XC in right field. Rev: IS XS/BAS-ILE/BAS-ILE in three lines, cross, with pellet at each extremity, on three steps. DOC III pp. 676-9; SB 1823................................................(Image) $70


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