Ancient coin collecting V: the Romaion-Byzantine culture by Wayne G. Sayles

By Wayne G. Sayles

The Romaioi, Greek voters of the Roman East, stood squarely within the direction of Islamic growth and stored Europe from being overrun through strong tribes from the simple. Their coinage finds a society with powerful spiritual undercurrents and divergent philosophies, yet tormented by political and fiscal crises.

&break;&break;Ancient Coin amassing V: The Romaion/Byzantine Culture explores the heritage and artwork of a tradition that survived for almost 1,000 years. during the undying checklist of cash you will research what occurred after the autumn of Rome, witness the sacking of Constantinople by way of marauding Crusaders, and adventure the empire's final days less than Constantine XI.

&break;&break;This quantity is the proper creation to the attention-grabbing pastime of amassing historic cash. writer Wayne G. Sayles entertains, educates and conjures up starting and professional creditors alike, drawing on greater than 30 years of expertise in learning and accumulating cash from antiquity. precise positive factors include:

  • &break;&break;More than three hundred pictures, together with an illustrated consultant to the Emperors of Byzantium
  • &break;&break;A consultant to coin attribution, besides denomination, relationship and mint information
  • &break;&break;Powerful reference instruments, together with complete index, bibliography and glossary

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History of the Byzan tine S tate, Rutgers, 1957, p. 123, + fn. Sear, David R. Byzan tine Coins and Their Values, London, 1 987, p. 230. _. il� ""On CONStANtiNlJ S PP Alf G Constantine IV was eighteen years old when his father was mur­ dered in Sicily. He inherited the throne and associated his younger brothers Heraclius and Tiberius with him as eo-emperors. It is said that he allowed his beard to grow after his father's death and thereby acquired the epithet Pogonatus ("the bearded"). One of the great events of Con­ stantine' s reign was the invention of "Greek Fire" or napalm.

A C o i n of C o nstantine IV re-attributed from Constantinople to Carthage", Nu m isma tic Chronicle, 1 9 83, pp. 220-221 . 49 Justinian II was the son of Con­ stantine IV, and inherited the empire at the impetuous age of 1 6 . His uncles, Heraclius and Tiberius, had been deposed before the death of his father and Justinian ascended the throne as sole ruler. His reign started well enough. 5) and Ilyria; the Arabs signed a new AD 1st reign, AD 685-695, treaty of peace favorable to Con­ Constantinople stantinople; and enormous losses were inflicted on the Bulgarians and Slavs.

Sardinia Ravenna N u m i s m a t i c a l ly, J u s t i n i a n ' s Syracuse Constantinople claim to fame is the introduction of Naples Carthage the portrait of Christ on his coinage. Rome Most coins of this emperor are collected for that reason. Justinian and his six-year-old son were executed following a rebellion of the army and installation of Philippicus Bardanes as emperor. D. The Numismatic Iconography of Justinian II, A S NNM 144, NY, 1 959. Fairhead, Niall. "A new silver coin of Justinian II of Carthage", Numismatic Chronicle, 1979, pp.

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