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  • Collection: Byzantine coins

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Two soldiers are confronting each other while holding a spear in their outer hand and a shield with the other. There is a "standard" between them, usually a pennant, flag, or banner strung to a pole representing a calvary unit for the kingdom the…

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This gold nomisma, minted between 1042 and 1055 CE, shows Christ wearing a cross and in one hand holding the gospels. On the reverse Constantine IX holds a globes crucigar (cross on a globe) in one hand and a military standard (labarum) in the other.…

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This bronze coin was minted at some point during the reign of Constantius II in the Eastern Roman Empire, also called the Byzantine Empire. The coin features a profile of Constantius II, allowing subjects to learn what their ruler looked like. The…

Obverse
The obverse has Heraclius depicted as bigger, crowned, and bearded due to his age and power. His son Heraclius Constantine is depicted smaller and beardless on the right. Christianity was the state religion and Heraclius recovered the True Cross…

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The late Roman/Byzantine ruler Constans II was also called Constantine the Bearded. He is depicted with long beard and moustache, wearing a crown and chlamys (a short, fine woolen mantle worn by men in ancient Greece) and holding globus cruciger, a…

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The obverse side of the coin features Tiberius II Constantine himself, whose name asserts a connection to Constantine, one of the greatest and most well-liked Roman Emperors in history. The reverse side features a cross potent depiction which is…

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A bust of emperor Constans II is on the obverse. He was born Heraclius Constantinus Augustus. Constans was a nickname that eventually became standard in text. He is holding a globus cruciger or a cross. On the reverse side, the cross on the steps…

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On the obverse side, it shows Emperor Maurice Tiberius. He was the emperer of the Byzantine Empire from 582-602. On the reverse side, there is an angel holding a cross, both of which represent Christianity. Under emperor Maurice Tiberius's rule, the…

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This coin illustrates a frontal bust of Emperor Maurice of Constantinople (lived 539-602 CE) on its obverse side. The coin depicts Maurice in a Christ-like fashion--he is clean shaven, does not have distinguishing facial features, and holds a cross…
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