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GOLD. The word in itself connotes opulence, greatness, beauty and power. This guide is designed to teach you about the various different coins possible to collect. What is shown in this video and the article with pictures of the items from the video are ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and world coins, along with several artifacts of interest, all sharing one thing in common, being made of GOLD!  May this guide inspire you, or perhaps just show you the art and history of ancient coins.
The coins shown in this video and article are coins available in my Ancient Greek Roman and Biblical Coin eBay store. Where along with gold, I have coins made of silver and bronze also, with bronze being most plentiful, so this way I have something for everyone, whether you are a beginner collector or want to pick out a unique gift, for under $50 (a beautiful bronze) coin I have what you need.
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The Different types of Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and World Coins

This is just a small selection of the vast world of the various ancient and world coins available for sale. The benefit that my patrons have in dealing with me is my vast experience of having worked with over 55,000 items which allows you to leverage my many years experience, along with a large over 14,000 item inventory to select some really interesting and rare numismatic items and antiquities. I guarantee all of my items authentic for a lifetime, and provide them with a professional Certificate of Authenticity with professional research and photographs of the item.

Read on to see the pictures and the descriptions of the different coins I displayed in the video above.

Brutus Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek Koson GOLD Coin i53480

Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar
Gold Propaganda Coin with Obverse of his silver Coin from 54 B.C.
with his famous ancestor L. Brutus
Struck under:
Dynast of Thrace: Koson
Gold Stater 20mm (8.40 grams) Struck After 44 B.C.
Reference: RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF.
KOΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two  lictors; BR monogram to left
Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.

Rheskuporis II & Caracalla Electrum Gold Alloy 216AD Bosporus Greek Coin i53478

Kingdom of Bosporus
Rheskuporis II – King, circa 211-227 A.D.
Rheskuporis II & Caracalla
Electrum Stater 18mm (7.39 grams) Struck year 513 of Pontic Era (starting October, 297 B.C.), 216/217 A.D.
Reference: Anohin 633g; MacDonald 556/5; Sear GIC 5482 var.
ΒΑCΙΛЄѠC ΡΗCΚΟΠΟΡIΔΟC, His diademed and draped bust right.
Laureate and draped bust of Roman emperor Caracalla right; date ΓΙΦ below; star in field to right.

VALENTINIAN I 364AD Authentic Ancient Gold Solidus Roman Coin CHI-RHO i52152

 Valentinian I – Roman Emperor: 364-375 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.34 grams) Antioch mint: 364-367 A.D.
Reference: RIC IX 2a
DN. VALENTINIANVS P. F. AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
RESTITVTOR REIPVBLICAE, Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum with Chi-Rho banner and crowning Victory on globe, ANTI☼ in exergue.

ARCADIUS 397AD Constantinople AV Gold Solidus Ancient Roman Gold Coin i52891

Arcadius – Roman Emperor: 383-408 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (4.51 grams) Constantinople mint, circa 397-402 A.D.
Reference: RIC 7
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, helmeted, raped and cuirassed bust facing, holding spear and shield.
CONCORDIA AVG G S, Helmeted Constantinopolis enthroned facing, head turned right, holding scepter and Victory on globe placing wrewath atop head, right foot atop prow, CONOB in exergue.

VALENTINIAN III 430AD Quality Authentic Ancient Roman Solidus GOLD Coin i53482

Valentinian III – Roman Emperor: 425-455 A.D.
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.49 grams) Ravenna mint. Struck circa AD 430-445
Reference: RIC X  2018-9; Ranieri 96 and 98; Lacam 11; Depeyrot 17/1; DOCLR 841-3; Biaggi 2349
Pedigree: Triton XIX 680; Triton XVII 817
D N P L VALENTI NIANVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust  right.
VICTORI A AVGGG,  Valentinian standing facing, with left foot set upon serpentine human head,  holding long cross in right hand, Victory on globe in left; R–V//COMOB.

ANASTASIUS I 491AD Authentic Ancient Medieval Byzantine Solidus GOLD Coin i53476

Byzantine Empire
Anastasius  I  – Emperor: April 11, 491 A.D. – July 1, 518  A.D. –
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.48 grams) Constantinople mint, 8th officina
Reference: Sear 5; DOC 7h
D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of  Anastasius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and,  on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier. VICTORI-A  AVGGG, Victory standing left, holding long staff topped by reverted staurogram;  star to left; H//CONOB.

JUSTINIAN I 538AD Gold Solidus Ancient Byzantine Coin Constantinople i52896

Byzantine Empire
Justinian I ‘The Great’ – Emperor: 1 August 527 – 14 November 565 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint, 538-542 A.D.
Reference: Sear 139
D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield decorated with horseman motif.
VICTORIA AVCCC IB / CONOB, Victory standing facing, holding globus cruciger and long staff surmounted by staurogram; star to right.

TIBERIUS II CONSTANTINE 578AD Quality Ancient Byzantine GOLD Coin CROSS i53481

Byzantine Empire
Tiberius II Constantine –  Emperor: 26 September 578 – 14 August 582 A.D.
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint
Reference: Sear 422
δ M TIЬ CONSTANT P P AVG, Crowned, draped and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield.
VICTORIA AVGG B / CONOB, Cross potent set upon four steps.

PHOCAS 602AD Gold Tremissis Constantinople Ancient Byzantine CROSS Coin i52897

Byzantine Empire
Phocas – Emperor: November 23, 602 – October 5, 610 A.D. –
Gold Tremissis 18mm (1.40 grams) Constantinople mint, 602-610 A.D.
Reference: Sear 633. DO 18. MIB 26
∂N FOCAS PЄRP AVς, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Phocas right, beardless.
VICTORI FOCAS AVC, cross potent, CONOB below.

CONSTANS II 641AD Gold Tremissis Constantinople Byzantine CROSS Coin i52903

Byzantine Empire
Constans II – Emperor: September 641-15 July 668 A.D.
Gold Tremissis 17mm (1.44 grams) Constantinople mint
Reference: Sear 984.
d N CONSTANTINЧS T P P AV, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA AVςЧI / CONOB, Cross potent.

CONSTANTINE VII & ROMANUS II 945AD Gold Jesus Christ Bible Byzantine Coin i52898

Byzantine Empire
Constantine VII, Porphyrogenitus – Emperor: June 6, 913 – November 9, 959 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (4.37 grams) Constantinople mint, 950-955 A.D.
Reference: DOC 15. Sear 1751
+IhS XPS RЄX RЄςNANTIЧM, Facing bust of Christ Pantocrator, wearing tunic, himation and a cross nimbus with three pellets in the arms, raising right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left.
CONSTANT’ CЄ ROMAh’ AЧςς bR’, Crowned facing busts of Constantine VII, bearded and wearing loros on the left, and Romanus II, beardless and wearing chlamys on the right; both holding, between them with their right hands, a long patriarchal cross.

Constantine X 1059AD JESUS CHRIST w BIBLE Byzantine Nomisma Gold Coin i52900

 Byzantine Empire
Constantine X – Emperor: December 25, 1059 – May 21, 1067 A.D. –
Scyphate Gold  Histamenon Nomisma 27mm (3.80 grams) Constantinople mint
Reference: Sear 1847
+ IhS XIS RЄX RЄGNANTIhM,  Christ Pantocrator seated facing on square-backed throne, wearing cruciform nimbus and holding Gospels cradled in left arm.
+ KWN RAC -Λ O ΔOVKAC, Constantine standing facing, wearing crown, saccos, and loros, holding labarum in right hand and globus cruciger in left.

MICHAEL VII Ducas 1071AD Gold Nomisma Jesus Christ Ancient Byzantine Coin i53477

Byzantine Empire
Michael  VII, Ducas  – Emperor:  October 24, 1071 A.D. – March 24, 1078 A.D. –
Gold Scyphate Histamenon Nomisma 28mm (4.48 grams) Constantinople mint, circa 491-518 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1868 Provenance: NY Sale 2016, 958
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising  right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right,  XC; double border.
+ MIXAHΛ RACIΛ O Δ, Bust facing, bearded, wearing  crown and loros, and holding labarum and globe cross; double border.

John III Empire of Nicaea 1232AD Jesus Christ Mary Gold Byzantine Coin i52904

Byzantine Empire – Empire of Nicaea
John III Ducas-Vatatzes – Emperor of Empire of Nicaea: 15 December 1222 – 3 November 1254 A.D.
Gold Hyperpyron 29mm (4.27 grams) Magnesia mint, struck 1232-1254 A.D.
Reference: Sear 2073
Christ Pantokrator seated facing on throne, IC – XC in fields above.
John standing facing, holding labarum and akakia, being crowned by the Virgin Mary standing slightly left.

MICHAEL VIII Palaeologus 1261AD Gold Hyperpyron Gold Byzantine Coin NICE i52892

Byzantine Empire
Michael VIII, Palaeologus – Emperor: August 15, 1261 A.D. – December 11, 1282 A.D. –
Emperor of Nicaea: 1258-1261 A.D.
Gold Hyperpyron 26mm (4.21 grams)
Reference: Sear 2243
Bust of Virgin orans “Theotokos” within city walls of Constantinople with six groups of towers, rising over the walls.
Michael left, kneeling before seated Christ who holds scroll, supported by St. Michael.This type was struck in commemoration of the capture of the city of Constantinople from the Latins.

ANDRONICUS II and III Palaeologus Gold Hyperpyron 1325AD Byzantine Coin i52893

Byzantine Empire
Andronicus II and III, Palaeologus – 1325-1334 A.D. –
Gold Hyperpyron 25mm (3.49 grams) Constantinople mint
Reference: Sear 2461
Half-length figure of the Virgin Mary, orans, within circuit of city walls with four towers, pellet to left of upper tower; (lis) – A flanking Virgin.
ANΔΡωNIK – ANΔΡωNE, Christ, nimbate and wearing pallium and colobium, standing facing, crowning Andronicus II (on left) and Andronicus III kneeling to either side, each wearing divitision and loros.

KIDARITE HUNS India Nomadic 5thCenAD Gold Stater Authentic Ancient Coin i44954

KIDARITE HUNS
Sri Vinayaditya
circa late 5th Century A.D.
Base Gold Stater 24mm (7.16 grams)
Reference: Gobl MDK 1613; MAC 3656-3660
Pedigree: Ex-Warden Numismatics, LLC with original tag
Highly stylized king standing left holding trident and sacrificing at latar.
“Sri Vinaya” in right field, Ditya in left field.

1114AD INDIA Gahadavalas Govindachandra GOLD STATER Medieval Ancient Coin i46288

India, Gahadavalas
Govindachandra and successors, 1114-1193 A.D.
Pale Gold Stater 20mm (3.95 grams)
Reference: M.494
Four-armed Lakshmi seated cross-legged on lotus on obverse side holding a lotus in the upper two hands.  Inscription in Nagari script :’Shrimad-Govindachandra’.

Ancient Roman GOLD THANATOS with Torch Application 1st-2ndCenAD Artifact i53384

Ancient Roman Gold Application, circa 50-200 A.D.
Measures 2.2 x 1.0 centimeters Weighs 1.30 Grams
Thanatos leaning left on upside down torch.Rare authentic ancient Roman artifact.

Ancient Roman GOLD EARRINGS 1st-4thCenAD Artifact Jewelry Artifact RARE i47785

Roman Gold Earrings
circa 1st-4th Century A.D.
Total weight 4.10 grams
Diameter, circa 2.1 cm eachBeautiful piece of jewelry from ancient times.

Ancient Roman 50AD Cupid Kantharos GOLD Plated Silver Jewelry Artifact i54010

Roman Silver Gold Plated Application Turned into Jewelry  Artifact with Cupids
Circa 50-150 A.D.
1.5 x 0.9 centimeters (2.37 grams)Two cupids stand on top of two children, lifting up a a giant  kantharos (wine mixing vessel). It is apparent that this was worn in ancient  times as a piece of Jewelry. It is interesting because it brings up imagery of  Cupid, the son of Venus and the wine drinking symbolism of Bacchus, the Roman  equivalent of Dionysus.

1809 France Emperor NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Quality Antique French Gold Coin i53479

France
Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of France:
18 May 1804 – 11 April 1814 and 20 March 1815 – 22 June 1815
1809 A Gold 20 Francs 22mm (6.42 grams) Paris Mint
0.900 Gold, approximately 0.1867 troy ounce pure gold
Reference: KM 695.1
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR., Laureate head of Napoleon Bonaparte right.
EMPIRE FRANҪAIS. 1809. A around 20 FRANCS within wreath; rooster in field to  left.
Edge: (Star) DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

Brutus – Julius Caesar Roman Assassin 44BC Ancient Greek GOLD Coin NGC MS i53506

NGC Ancients Certified MS  Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5
Marcus Junius Brutus, Assassin of Julius Caesar
Gold Propaganda Coin with Obverse of his silver Coin from 54 B.C.
with his famous ancestor L. Brutus
Struck under:
Dynast of Thrace: Koson
Gold Stater 20mm (8.36 Grams) Struck After 44 B.C.
Reference: RPC 1701; BMC Thrace pg. 208, 2; BMCRR II pg. 474, 48. Superb EF.
KOΣΩΝ, Roman consul accompanied by two  lictors; BR monogram to left
Eagle standing left on sceptre, holding wreath.

VALENS 364AD Gold Solidus Authentic Ancient Roman Coin NGC Certified XF i54527

Valens – Roman Emperor: 364-378 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (3.87 grams) Antioch mint, 5th  officina, struck 364-367 A.D.
Reference: RIC 2d; Depeyrot 20/2
Certification:  NGC Ancients  XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 2/5 4245994-011
D N VALENS PER F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and  cuirassed bust of Valens right.
RESTITVTOR REI PVPLICAE Exe: ☼ANTЄ☼, Emperor standing facing, head  right, holding labarum with Christogram and Victory on  globe; cross in field to left.

HONORIUS 393AD Sirmium Mint Ancient GOLD Solidus NGC Certified Roman Coin i54528

Honorius –  Roman Emperor: 393-423 A.D.
Gold Solidus 20mm Sirmium mint. Struck 393-395 A.D.
Reference: RIC IX 14d.5; cf. Depeyrot 34/3 (dated 402-408 AD) Rare mint
Certification:  NGC Ancients  Ch VF 3734326-040
DN HONORIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VICTORIA AVGGG Z, Honorius standing right,  holding standard and Victory on globe, spurning captive; S-M/COMOB in exergue.

THEODOSIUS II 424AD Thessalonica GOLD Soldius NGC Certified MS Roman Coin i54530

Theodosius II –  Roman Emperor: 408-450 A.D.
Gold Solidus 24mm (4.22 grams) Thessalonica mint, struck 424-430  A.D.
Reference: RIC X, 365. Depeyrot 51/1. Rare
Certification:  NGC Ancients  MS (Mint State) Strike: 4/5 Surface: 2/5 4245994-007
D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust of  Theodosius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over left shoulder and  shield with horseman motif on right arm.
GLOR ORVI-S TERRAR, Theodosius standing facing, holding labarum in his right  hand and globus cruciger in his left; in field to left, star, TESOB in exergue.

THEODOSIUS II 430AD Gold Soldius Ancient Roman Coin NGC Certified XF i53831

Theodosius II – Roman Emperor: 408-450 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.41 grams) Constantinople mint, 10th officina,  circa 430-440 A.D.
Reference: RIC 257; Depeyrot 81/1
NGC Ancients Certified XF Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5
D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing  slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman.
VOT XXX MVLT XXXX, Constantinopolis enthroned left with shield behind, holding  cross on globe and sceptre; foot on prow; star in right field; officina I; CONOB  in exergue.

476AD Emperor ZENO Rare Ancient Roman GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Mint State MS i53390

Zeno – Roman Emperor: 474-475 & 476-491 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.47 grams) Struck in Constantinople, 6th officina, second  reign, 476-491 A.D.
NGC Ancients MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5
Reference: RIC 929
D N ZENO PERP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed facing bust to front,  head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm.
VICTORI-A AVGGG S, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross decorated  with jewels, star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

ANASTASIUS 491AD Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin NGC Certified AU i54532

Byzantine Empire
Anastasius  I  – Emperor: April 11, 491 A.D. – July 1, 518  A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople mint, 10th officina
Reference: Sear 3; DOC 3i
Certification:  NGC Ancients  Ch AU Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5 3673999-020
D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust of  Anastasius facing, head slightly right, holding spear over right shoulder and,  on left arm, shield decorated with motif of horseman spearing soldier.
VICTORI-A AVGGG I, Victory standing left, holding long voided cross decorated  with jewels, star to right, CONOB in exergue.

MAURICE TIBERIUS 583AD Constantiple GOLD Byzantine Coin NGC Certified MS i54534

Byzantine Empire
Maurice Tiberius – Emperor: August 13,  582-November 22, 602 A.D.
Gold Solidus 21mm Constantinople mint, 9th officina, struck circa  583-602  A.D.
Reference: Sear 478. DOC 5i
Certification:  NGC Ancients  MS 4246224-008
∂N MAVRC TIb P P AVI, pearl-diademed, helmeted, draped, and cuirassed bust of  Maurice facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand.
VICTORI-A AVCCC, Angel standing facing, holding long staff terminating in  staurogram and globus cruciger; Θ//CONOB.

PHOCAS 607AD NGC Certified AU Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin w ANGEL i54737

Byzantine Empire
Phocas –  Emperor: November 23, 602 – October 5, 610 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 21mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople mint, struck circa 607-610  A.D.
Reference: DOC 10g; MIB 9; SB 620
Certification:  NGC Ancients  Ch AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5 4277578-002
Pedigree: From The Alexander White III Collection
d N FOCAS PЄRP AVI, crowned, draped and  cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger.  VICTORIA AVGu,  angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by a staurogram, and globus  cruciger, Z//CONOB in exergue.

PHOCAS 607AD NGC Certified AU Ancient Byzantine GOLD Solidus Coin w ANGEL i54738

Byzantine Empire
Phocas –  Emperor: November 23, 602 – October 5, 610 A.D. –
Gold Solidus 20mm (4.35 grams) Constantinople mint, struck circa 603-607  A.D.
Reference: DOC 5h; MIBE 7; SB 618
Certification:  NGC Ancients  Ch AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5 4277578-001
Pedigree: From The Alexander White III Collection
O N FOCAE PЄRP AVG, crowned, draped and  cuirassed bust of Phocas facing, holding globus cruciger. VICTORIA AVGG, angel  standing facing, holding staff surmounted by a staurogram, and globus cruciger,  H//CONOB in exergue.

CONSTANS II Pagonatos 646AD Gold Solidus Byzantine NGC Certified MS Coin i54535

Byzantine Empire
Constans II, Pagonatos – Emperor: September 641-15 July 668  A.D.
Gold Solidus 19mm (4.47 grams) Constantinople, 8th officina, dated  IY 5 (646/7 A.D.)
Reference: Sear 942. DOC 5d. Rare!
Certification:  NGC Ancients  MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 4247225-004
d N CONSTAN-TINЧS PP AV, crowned and draped bust facing, holding globus cruciger.
VICTORIA AVGЧ, cross potent sent on three steps; Є (date) in right field; H//CONOB.

LEO III & CONSTANTINE V Syracuse Gold Byzantine Coin NGC Certified MS i54536

Byzantine Empire
Leo  III the Isaurian –  Byzantine Emperor: March 25, 717 – June 18, 741 A.D.
with Constantine V, Copronymus – Byzantine Emperor: June 18, 741 – September 14,  775 A.D.
Gold Tremissis 13mm (1.16 grams) Syracuse mint, struck circa  735-741 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1528A;  DOC 51 VERY RARE!
Certification:  NGC Ancients  MS Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5 3815732-013
∂ LЄON P A MЧ, crowned facing bust of Leo, wearing chlamys pinned at right  shoulder, holding globus cruciger in right hand and akakia in left.
∂ N CONST-ANTIN, crowned facing bust of Constantine, beardless, wearing chlamys  pinned at right shoulder, holding cross potent in right hand and akakia in left,  + in right field.

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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Women in the Empires & Kingdoms – The Royal Ladies on Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Women portrayed on coins, the empresses, queens and divas on the historical coins of ancient Greece and Rome

The ancient times were populated with many royal rulers. Many people do not even look at the power behind the throne was actually, many times, a woman. Some of the ones that capture the imagination being Queen Cleoptra VII of Egypt, lover to both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony and mother to their children. Without the role of women in history, we are missing fifty percent of the historical context or more. Many of the coins these women issued are still available for our collecting pleasure. The goal of this guide is to give you a list of just some of the women portrayed on coins of the ancient times. You can click on the name of each of the women on this list and easily search my eBay coin store to see her ancient coins available for sale and learn more about each. You may want to also visit the ancient Roman coin collecting guide which has a chronological list of the emperors and empresses of the Roman empire.

  1. Cleopatra, anything related to her name, there being several Cleopatras in history, one of them being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
  2. Livia Drusilla wife of Augustus
  3. Agrippina Jr., wife of Claudius, mother of Nero
  4. Poppaea, wife of Nero – Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D.
  5. Domitia, wife of Domitian
  6. Faustina I Roman Empress and wife of Antoninus Pius
  7. Faustina II Roman Empress Marcus Aurelius wife and mother of Commodus
  8. Lucilla, Roman empress, wife of Lucius Verus
  9. Crispina, wife of emperor Commodus
  10. Julia Domna Roman Empress 193-217 A.D.
  11. Plautilla, Empress wife of emperor Caracalla
  12. Julia Soaemias – Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D.
  13. Julia Paula – Roman Empress & First wife of Emperor Elagabalus
  14. Julia Maesa – Grandmother of Roman Emperors Elagbalus & Severus Alexander
  15. Julia Mamaea Roman Empress Severus Alexander mother
  16. Tranquillina, Roman Empress wife of Gordian III
  17. Herennia Etruscilla Roman Empress wife of Trajan Decius
  18. Salonina – Roman Empress Wife of Gallienus
  19. Severina, wife of Aurelian – Roman Emperor 270-275 A.D
  20. Galeria Valeria Roman Empress wife of Galerius 308-311 A.D.
  21. Saint Helena Roman Empress Mother of Constantine the Great
  22. Fausta, Roman empress wife of Constantine I the Great
  23. Aelia Flacilla Roman Empress Theodosius I Wife 379-385 A.D.
  24. Eudoxia – Roman Empress wife of Arcadius
  25. Sophia, wife of Justin II – Byzantine Emperor: 565-578 A.D.
  26. Eudocia, wife of Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor 1059-1067 A.D.

 



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Interesting Commemorative Ancient Greek & Roman Coins

Interesting Commemorative Ancient Greek & Roman Coins to Collect

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This article is to explore just some of the very interesting types of ancient Greek and Roman coins that were made to commemorate a certain event. This article starts with coins of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II who struck coins with a horseman on the reverse that according to an ancient historian was in commemoration of his Olympic games victory in horse racing. The next coin that we explore is a coin of Augustus commemorating his victory over Brutus. The next coin type we explore are the coins celebrating the founding of Viminacium. And the last coin types explored in this article are of Constantine the Great celebrating the legendary founders of Romulus and Remus and the founding of his new capital of Constantinople.
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Philip II the father of Alexander the Great Celebrates OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY on his Ancient Greek Coin Horse Racing

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C.
Father of Alexander III the Great
Silver Tetrobol 14mm (2.33 grams) Struck circa 323-315 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia
Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory
Reference: Le Rider-Pl.46,26
Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Nude athlete on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above; branch below.

* Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient Greek coin of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Intriguing coin referring to his Olympic victory.

History and Meaning of the Coin

During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip’s horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote “[Philip of Macedon] … had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins.”


AUGUSTUS Victory Over Brutus Cassius Assassins of Julius Caesar Roman Coin

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Bronze 19mm (4.24 grams) from the city of Philippi in Northern Greece,
Macedonia circa 27 B.C. -10 B.C.
Reference: BMC 23; Sear 32
VIC AVG, Victory standing left.
3 legionary Standards, ‘COHOR PRAEPHIL’.


GORDIAN III Viminacium LEGIONS Ancient Roman Coin LION & BULL

Gordian III – Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D. –
Bronze 22mm (6.83 grams) of Vimincium 238 A.D.
the 1st year of it’s founding (=AN I) 23 in the province of Moesia Superior
IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
P M S COL VIM, City goddess standing, bull (symbol for legion VII) and lion (symbol for legion IIII) at sides, AN.I. in exergue.


Constantine I The Great Ancient Roman Coin Romulus & Remus “Mother” wolf

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.10 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 119 (VII, Heraclea)
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: .SMHЄ. wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.

By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.


Constantine I The Great founds Constantinople Ancient Roman Coin Victory

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.05 grams) Struck at the mint of Treveri 332-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 530 (VII, Trier)
CONSTANTINOPOLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend Exe: TR.S – Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling
scepter and resting hand on shield.

* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ohAudMAP4
This article is to explore just some of the very interesting types of ancient Greek and Roman coins that were made to commemorate a certain event. This article starts with coins of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II who struck coins with a horseman on the reverse that according to an ancient historian was in commemoration of his Olympic games victory in horse racing. The next coin that we explore is a coin of Augustus commemorating his victory over Brutus. The next coin type we explore are the coins celebrating the founding of Viminacium. And the last coin types explored in this article are of Constantine the Great celebrating the legendary founders of Romulus and Remus and the founding of his new capital of Constantinople.
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Philip II the father of Alexander the Great Celebrates OLYMPIC GAMES VICTORY on his Ancient Greek Coin Horse Racing

Greek King Philip II of Macedon 359-336 B.C.
Father of Alexander III the Great
Silver Tetrobol 14mm (2.33 grams) Struck circa 323-315 B.C. in the Kingdom of Macedonia
Commemorating his Olympic Games Victory
Reference: Le Rider-Pl.46,26
Head of Apollo right, hair bound with tainia.
Nude athlete on horse prancing right, ΦIΛIΠΠΟΥ above; branch below.

* Numismatic Note: Authentic ancient Greek coin of King Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great. Intriguing coin referring to his Olympic victory.

History and Meaning of the Coin

During the times of ancient Greeks, horse racing was one of the events various Greek city-states and kingdoms would have intense competition with each other, as it was of great prestige to participate. Before the time of Philip II, the kingdom of Macedonia was considered barbarian and not Greek. Philip II was the first king of Macedon that was accepted for participation in the event, which was a great honor all in itself. It was an even greater honor that Philip’s horses would go on to win two horse-racing events. In 356 B.C., he won the single horse event and then in 348 B.C. chariot pulled by two horses event. As a way to proudly announce, or what some would say propagandize these honors, Philip II placed a reference to these great victories on his coins struck in all three metals of bronze, silver and gold. The ancient historian, Plutarch, wrote “[Philip of Macedon] … had victories of his chariots at Olympia stamped on his coins.”


AUGUSTUS Victory Over Brutus Cassius Assassins of Julius Caesar Roman Coin

Augustus – Roman Emperor: 27 B.C. – 14 A.D.
Bronze 19mm (4.24 grams) from the city of Philippi in Northern Greece,
Macedonia circa 27 B.C. -10 B.C.
Reference: BMC 23; Sear 32
VIC AVG, Victory standing left.
3 legionary Standards, ‘COHOR PRAEPHIL’.


GORDIAN III Viminacium LEGIONS Ancient Roman Coin LION & BULL

Gordian III – Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D. –
Bronze 22mm (6.83 grams) of Vimincium 238 A.D.
the 1st year of it’s founding (=AN I) 23 in the province of Moesia Superior
IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
P M S COL VIM, City goddess standing, bull (symbol for legion VII) and lion (symbol for legion IIII) at sides, AN.I. in exergue.


Constantine I The Great Ancient Roman Coin Romulus & Remus “Mother” wolf

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
ROME CITY COMMEMORATIVE
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.10 grams) Heraclea mint: 330-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 119 (VII, Heraclea)
VRBSROMA – Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left.
No legend Exe: .SMHЄ. wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; two stars above.

By circa 330 A.D., Constantine the Great completed his new capital for the Roman empire called Constantinople. For this momentous occasion, he issued two commemorative coin types, one celebrating Rome and the other Constantinople. The type that commemorated Rome had the personification of Rome, Roma with the inscription VRBS ROMA and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus on the reverse suckling the she-wolf. The type that commemorated Constantinople had the personification of Constantinople on the obverse and Victory on a galley sailing with a shield. This was a great way for Constantine the Great to pay homage to both Rome and Constantinople.


Constantine I The Great founds Constantinople Ancient Roman Coin Victory

Constantine I ‘The Great’ – Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. –
Founding of New Roman Capital – CONSTANTINOPLE Commemorative –
Bronze AE3 17mm (2.05 grams) Struck at the mint of Treveri 332-333 A.D.
Reference: RIC 530 (VII, Trier)
CONSTANTINOPOLIS – Constantinopolis helmeted, laureate bust left, holding scepter over shoulder.
No legend Exe: TR.S – Victory standing left, stepping on galley prow, cradling
scepter and resting hand on shield.

* Numismatic Note: Commemorates founding of Constantinople as new Roman capital by Constantine I the Great.



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REFERENCE & Video Guide to ANONYMOUS Jesus Christ Portrait Byzantine Coins

JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference

Explore the ancient coins with the portrait of Jesus Christ on large historical medieval numismatic coins of Christian emperors


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A Guide to Byzantine Coins from circa 969-1118 A.D.

For more than a century, the production of Follis denomination Byzantine coins was dominated with purely religious Christian motifs which included included Jesus Christ, and sometimes Virgin Mary. The Follis denomination coins were the largest bronze denomination coins issued by the Byzantine empire, and their large size, along with the Christian motif make them a popular coin type for collectors. This series ran from the period of Byzantine emperors John I (969-976 A.D.) to Alexius I (1081-1118 A.D.). The accepted classification was originally devised by Miss Margaret Thompson with her study of these types of coins. World famous numismatic author, David R. Sear adopted this classification system for his book entitled, Byzantine Coins and Their Values. The references about this coin site Mr. Sear’s book by the number that they appear in that work.  The class types of coins included Class A1, Class A2, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F, Class G, Class H, Class I, Class J, Class K. Read more and see examples of these coins by reading the JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference.

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Class A1

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A1
Bronze Follis 22mm (2.99 grams) Struck 969-976 A.D.
under John I – Byzantine Emperor: 969-976 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1793
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown (with two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium , and holding book of Gospels (the cover ornamended with central pellet in border of dots) with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.


Class A2

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A2
Bronze Follis 28mm (10.10 grams)
Struck during the joint-reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII 1025-1028 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1813
Bust of  Christ facing, wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.

Class B

 

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class B
Bronze Follis 28mm (11.67 grams)
Struck during the reign of Romanus III 1028-1034 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1823
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Cross, with pellet at each extremity, standing on three steps; in field, above transverse limbs of cross, IS -XS; beneath limbs, bAS – ILЄ, bAS – ILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”).


Class C

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class C
Bronze Follis 27mm (9.11 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Michael IV 1034-1041 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1825
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Three-quarter length figure of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jeweled cross cross, with pellet at each extremity; in the angles, IC -XC / NI – KA (“May Jesus Christ Conquer”).


Class D

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class D
Bronze Follis 30mm (8.86 grams)
Struck during the reign of Constantine IX 1042-1055 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1836
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines; above, cross.


Class E

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class E
Bronze Follis 26mm (8.43 grams) Constantinople mint: 1059-1067 A.D.
under Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1855
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels
with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL’ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, -u- underneath.


Class F

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class F
Bronze Follis 25mm (7.76 grams) –
Struck under Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1856
Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, + beneath.


Class G

Byzantine Empire
 Anonymous Class G
Bronze Follis 28mm (7.71 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Romanus IV, Diogenes –
Byzantine Emperor: 1 January 1068 A.D. – 19 August 1071 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1867
Bust of Christ  facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; to left, MP; to right, ΘV; border of large pellets.


Class H

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class H
Follis 24mm (9.23 grams)
Struck during the reign of Michael VII
Emperor: October 24,1071 – March 24, 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1880
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; normal border.
Patriarchal cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament.


Class I

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class I
BrBronze Follis 24mm (4.65 grams)
Struck during the reign of Nicephorus III – 24 March 1078 – 4 April 1081 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1889
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in beneditcion, in left hand, the book of Gospels, IC to left, XC to right; within border.
Latin cross, with X at center, and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament; in uppper field, on either side, crescent.


Class J

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class J
ByByzantine Follis 25mm (4.38 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1900
Bust of Christ facing, cross behind head; He wears pallium and colobium, raises right hand in benediction, and holds book of Gospels in left; in upper field, C – C; in lower field, IC – XC.
Cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class K

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class K
BrBronze Follis 22mm (6.75 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1901
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Three-qauarter length figure of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on either side of nimbus, M – Θ or MP – ΘV; border of large pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class L

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class L
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1902
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimubs corwn, pallium and colobium; infield to left, IC; to right, XC.
Cross pattee; above and beneath, IC/XC; on either side; NI – KA.


Class M

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class M
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1903
Christ Enthroned Facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jewelled cross, with three pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent.


Class N

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class N
Bronze Follis 26mm (6.61 grams)
NICEPHORUS BASILACIUS – Usurper: 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1904; Numismatic Chronicle 1992, pp. 175-177
ΝΙΚΗΦω-ROC BAC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC.
Patriarchal cross on base; in upper field, IC – XC; in lower field, NI – NA.

Additional Non-Anonymous Coins Featuring Jesus Christ

This section is to cover other coins that feature Jesus Christ that were issued featuring the emperor and at times other rulers and family members.

Constantine X & Eudocia 1059AD Ancient Byzantine Coin Jesus Christ i41773

 Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1853
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in field to left, IC; to right, XC. –
┼KWN TΔ ЄVΔK AVΓO. Eudocia on left and Constantine, bearded on right standing facing, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps; each wears crown and loros.

Constantine X Ducas 1059AD Large Ancient Byzantine Coin JESUS CHRIST i467

 Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 30mm (10.38 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1854
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. – Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising
right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC.
┼KWN RACIΛЄVC O ΔOVK – Bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros,
and holding cross and akakia.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1068AD Christian Byzantine Romanus IV Follis Coin i48619

Byzantine Empire
Romanus  IV Diogenes – Emperor: January 1, 1068  A.D. – August 19, 1071 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 31mm (9.56 grams) Constantinople mint: 1068-1071 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1866; B.M.C. 9-13
Bust of  Jesus Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium,  and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field, IC – XC / NI – KA (“May  Jesus Christ Conquer”).
Cross, with globus and two pellets at each extremity, and X at center; in the  angles, C – R / P – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient Christian Byzantine Nicephorus III Follis1078AD Coin i48623

Byzantine Empire
Nicephorus III Botaneiates –  Emperor: March 24,  1078 –  April 4, 1081 A.D.
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.51 grams) Constantinople mint: 1078-1081 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1888
Three-quarter length figure of  Jesus Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book  of Gospels; in field to left, IC over large star; to right, XC over large star.
Cross, with globule at each extremity; at center, circle containing star of  eight rays; in the angles, C – Φ / N – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1143AD Christian Byzantine Manuel I Tetarteron Coin i48626

Byzantine Empire
Manuel I, Comnenus – Emperor: 8 April 1143 – 24 September 1180 A.D. –
Bronze Half Tetarteron 18mm (2.02 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica circa 1143-1180 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1978; B.M.C. 64-6; R. 2150
Bust of Jesus Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising
right hand in benediction; in left, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC.
MANYHΛ ΔΕCΠΟΤH, Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and military attire
and holding cruciform scepter and globe cross.


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JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference

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A Guide to Byzantine Coins from circa 969-1118 A.D.

For more than a century, the production of Follis denomination Byzantine coins was dominated with purely religious Christian motifs which included included Jesus Christ, and sometimes Virgin Mary. The Follis denomination coins were the largest bronze denomination coins issued by the Byzantine empire, and their large size, along with the Christian motif make them a popular coin type for collectors. This series ran from the period of Byzantine emperors John I (969-976 A.D.) to Alexius I (1081-1118 A.D.). The accepted classification was originally devised by Miss Margaret Thompson with her study of these types of coins. World famous numismatic author, David R. Sear adopted this classification system for his book entitled, Byzantine Coins and Their Values. The references about this coin site Mr. Sear’s book by the number that they appear in that work.  The class types of coins included Class A1, Class A2, Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class F, Class G, Class H, Class I, Class J, Class K. Read more and see examples of these coins by reading the JESUS CHRIST Anonymous Class A-N Byzantine Follis Coins Reference.

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Class A1

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A1
Bronze Follis 22mm (2.99 grams) Struck 969-976 A.D.
under John I – Byzantine Emperor: 969-976 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1793
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown (with two pellets in each limb of cross), pallium and colobium , and holding book of Gospels (the cover ornamended with central pellet in border of dots) with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.


Class A2

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class A2
Bronze Follis 28mm (10.10 grams)
Struck during the joint-reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII 1025-1028 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1813
Bust of  Christ facing, wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
+IhSЧS / XPISTЧS / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in four lines.

Class B

 

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class B
Bronze Follis 28mm (11.67 grams)
Struck during the reign of Romanus III 1028-1034 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1823
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands.
Cross, with pellet at each extremity, standing on three steps; in field, above transverse limbs of cross, IS -XS; beneath limbs, bAS – ILЄ, bAS – ILЄ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”).


Class C

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class C
Bronze Follis 27mm (9.11 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Michael IV 1034-1041 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1825
+ЄMMANOVHΛ – Three-quarter length figure of Christ Antiphonetes standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jeweled cross cross, with pellet at each extremity; in the angles, IC -XC / NI – KA (“May Jesus Christ Conquer”).


Class D

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class D
Bronze Follis 30mm (8.86 grams)
Struck during the reign of Constantine IX 1042-1055 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1836
Christ seated facing on throne with back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines; above, cross.


Class E

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class E
Bronze Follis 26mm (8.43 grams) Constantinople mint: 1059-1067 A.D.
under Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1855
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and holding book of Gospels
with both hands; to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL’ (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, -u- underneath.


Class F

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class F
Bronze Follis 25mm (7.76 grams) –
Struck under Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1856
Christ seated facing on throne without back, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
IS XS / bASILЄ / bASIL (“Jesus Christ King of Kings”) in three lines, – + – above, + beneath.


Class G

Byzantine Empire
 Anonymous Class G
Bronze Follis 28mm (7.71 grams)
Struck during the reign of  Romanus IV, Diogenes –
Byzantine Emperor: 1 January 1068 A.D. – 19 August 1071 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1867
Bust of Christ  facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Facing bust of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; to left, MP; to right, ΘV; border of large pellets.


Class H

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class H
Follis 24mm (9.23 grams)
Struck during the reign of Michael VII
Emperor: October 24,1071 – March 24, 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1880
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; normal border.
Patriarchal cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament.


Class I

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class I
BrBronze Follis 24mm (4.65 grams)
Struck during the reign of Nicephorus III – 24 March 1078 – 4 April 1081 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1889
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in beneditcion, in left hand, the book of Gospels, IC to left, XC to right; within border.
Latin cross, with X at center, and globule and two pellets at each extremity; in lower field, on either side, floral ornament; in uppper field, on either side, crescent.


Class J

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class J
ByByzantine Follis 25mm (4.38 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1900
Bust of Christ facing, cross behind head; He wears pallium and colobium, raises right hand in benediction, and holds book of Gospels in left; in upper field, C – C; in lower field, IC – XC.
Cross, with globule and two pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent; around, four globules, each surrounded by pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class K

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class K
BrBronze Follis 22mm (6.75 grams)
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1901
Bust of Christ facing , wearing a nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC; border of large pellets.
Three-qauarter length figure of the Virgin orans, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium; on either side of nimbus, M – Θ or MP – ΘV; border of large pellets.
* Numismatic Note: Alexius I was the Byzantine emperor during the time of the First Crusade.


Class L

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class L
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1902
Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimubs corwn, pallium and colobium; infield to left, IC; to right, XC.
Cross pattee; above and beneath, IC/XC; on either side; NI – KA.


Class M

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class M
Bronze Follis
Struck during the reign of Alexius I, Comnenus
Byzantine Emperor: 4 April 1081 – 15 August 1118 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1903
Christ Enthroned Facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium; in field to left, IC; to right, XC.
Jewelled cross, with three pellets at each extremity; beneath, large crescent.


Class N

Byzantine Empire
Anonymous Class N
Bronze Follis 26mm (6.61 grams)
NICEPHORUS BASILACIUS – Usurper: 1078 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1904; Numismatic Chronicle 1992, pp. 175-177
ΝΙΚΗΦω-ROC BAC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC.
Patriarchal cross on base; in upper field, IC – XC; in lower field, NI – NA.

Additional Non-Anonymous Coins Featuring Jesus Christ

This section is to cover other coins that feature Jesus Christ that were issued featuring the emperor and at times other rulers and family members.

Constantine X & Eudocia 1059AD Ancient Byzantine Coin Jesus Christ i41773

 Constantine X  – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.44 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1853
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. Christ standing facing on footstool, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in field to left, IC; to right, XC. –
┼KWN TΔ ЄVΔK AVΓO. Eudocia on left and Constantine, bearded on right standing facing, holding between them labarum, with cross on shaft, resting on three steps; each wears crown and loros.

Constantine X Ducas 1059AD Large Ancient Byzantine Coin JESUS CHRIST i467

 Constantine X – Byzantine Emperor: 25 December 1059 – 21 May 1067 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 30mm (10.38 grams) Struck at the mint of Constantinople circa 1059-1067 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1854
┼ЄMMANOVHΛ. – Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising
right hand in benediction; in left hand, book of Gospels; to left, IC; to right, XC.
┼KWN RACIΛЄVC O ΔOVK – Bust facing, bearded, wearing crown and loros,
and holding cross and akakia.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1068AD Christian Byzantine Romanus IV Follis Coin i48619

Byzantine Empire
Romanus  IV Diogenes – Emperor: January 1, 1068  A.D. – August 19, 1071 A.D. –
Bronze Follis 31mm (9.56 grams) Constantinople mint: 1068-1071 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1866; B.M.C. 9-13
Bust of  Jesus Christ facing, dotted cross behind head, wearing pallium and colobium,  and holding book of Gospels with both hands; in field, IC – XC / NI – KA (“May  Jesus Christ Conquer”).
Cross, with globus and two pellets at each extremity, and X at center; in the  angles, C – R / P – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient Christian Byzantine Nicephorus III Follis1078AD Coin i48623

Byzantine Empire
Nicephorus III Botaneiates –  Emperor: March 24,  1078 –  April 4, 1081 A.D.
Bronze Follis 24mm (5.51 grams) Constantinople mint: 1078-1081 A.D.
Reference:   Sear 1888
Three-quarter length figure of  Jesus Christ standing facing, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising right hand in benediction; in left hand, book  of Gospels; in field to left, IC over large star; to right, XC over large star.
Cross, with globule at each extremity; at center, circle containing star of  eight rays; in the angles, C – Φ / N – Δ.

JESUS CHRIST Ancient 1143AD Christian Byzantine Manuel I Tetarteron Coin i48626

Byzantine Empire
Manuel I, Comnenus – Emperor: 8 April 1143 – 24 September 1180 A.D. –
Bronze Half Tetarteron 18mm (2.02 grams) Struck at the mint of Thessalonica circa 1143-1180 A.D.
Reference: Sear 1978; B.M.C. 64-6; R. 2150
Bust of Jesus Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus crown, pallium and colobium, and raising
right hand in benediction; in left, scroll; to left, IC; to right, XC.
MANYHΛ ΔΕCΠΟΤH, Manuel, bearded, standing facing, wearing crown and military attire
and holding cruciform scepter and globe cross.


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