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 robust tribes from the straightforward. Their coinage unearths a society with powerful non secular undercurrents and divergent philosophies, yet affected by political and fiscal crises.

&break;&break;Ancient Coin accumulating V: The Romaion/Byzantine Culture explores the background and artwork of a tradition that survived for almost 1,000 years. in the course of the undying list of cash you are going to research what occurred after the autumn of Rome, witness the sacking of Constantinople via marauding Crusaders, and adventure the empire's final days below Constantine XI.

&break;&break;This quantity is the fitting advent to the interesting pastime of gathering historic cash. writer Wayne G. Sayles entertains, educates and evokes starting and specialist creditors alike, drawing on greater than 30 years of expertise in learning and amassing cash from antiquity. distinct good points include:

  • &break;&break;More than three hundred photographs, together with an illustrated consultant to the Emperors of Byzantium
  • &break;&break;A consultant to coin attribution, in addition to denomination, courting and mint information
  • &break;&break;Powerful reference instruments, together with entire index, bibliography and glossary

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The coins themselves, although struck at several mints and in numerous varieties, are all fairly scarce. BIBLIO GRAPHY Goodacre, Hugh. A Handbook of the Coinage of the Byzan tine Empire, London, 1964 (reprint), p. 1 25. Sear, David R. Byzan tine Coins and Their Values, London, 1 987, pp. 276-278. Wrath, W. Imperial Byzan tine Coins in the British Museum, reprint, Chicago, 1 966, pp. xxxiv, xxxv. 53 The secretary of Philippicus, a civil servant by the name Artemius, was named by the Senate to replace the deposed Philippicus on the throne.

D. 578: a Reattribution", Numismatic Chronicle, 1 942, pp. 1 04-5,. ·� "'' ffi Tlb CONSTANT PP AVI Tiberius 11 Constantine rose through the military and was el­ evated to the rank of Caesar in AD 574. He was crowned eo-emperor in AD 578 just nine days before the death of Justin 11 and succeeded his benefactor without opposition. It was rumored that Sophia had designs of marrying the young Tiberius, but he was wed secretly to an unassuming matron from Daph­ Tiberius II Constantine nudium, and arranged to have her AD 578-582, AE 40 nummi brought to Constantinople upon his Cyzicus mint accession.

Saurian" (AD 71 7-741) who was a Greek speaking ruler and brought a predominantly Greek view to the throne. From that time on, the title Basileus is seen with increasing frequency on coinage. " One view, which we find rational, was articulated by Clifton Fox in an article written for The Celator ( March, 1 996). That article was quoted in abridged form in Volume I of this series. One section of the article which was not quoted there, deals with the title Basileus. We provide here the words of Profes­ sor Fox which so well explain the nuances of that title.

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