A fine catch, @thejewk! Lovely coin and you can definitely tell its Galerius by the distinct portraiture.
That's a beautiful coin. Nice catch, Martin. Constantius has a long neck that is a residual from the older coinage of the rebels Carausius and...
Wow, great digging @DonnaML. It is a pitty that the "Great Dattari Collection" was auctioned off in that way. I do really enjoy the Ex. Dattari...
Oh right! It's neat when you see it. For beginners, look closely and you'll see the denomination 'K' is part of the mintmark making up Kyz vertically.
Yikes! I hope they didn't get too far with that. I've been more cautious with international purchases for the past months. I don't think I'll be...
Thanks Al Kowsky! Yes, I love the ingenuity of the mint workers with the mint mark on that 1/2 follis. Glad to have that one.
The Nikomedeia one...
Here are some interesting ones minted after the coinage reform:
I'm selling some of my tetrarchy folles as I begin to specialize on other types. I offer a lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Payment with...
Happy Easter to those who follow the Gregorian calendar. Orthodox here, so one more week for us. :)
God be with us in these troubling times.
I, too, miss Greece. I couldn't help but get the sense of being in the middle-Roman Empire walking down those narrow alleyways with Greek writing...
Oh that one is pretty. Sol looks very well-engraved.
I like Byzantine Coins because they tell the story of a life or death struggle that the Romans eventually lost and are now almost gone as a...
Nice one, here's mine.
588 - 589 A.D., Constantinople Mint, 2nd Officina
12.24g, 29.0mm, 6H
Obverse: D N...
Here are some recent acquisitions:
Early-ish follis of Maximian:
Early-ish follis of Galerius from Rome (note the retrograde Z):
I like keeping it simple. I thought the Byzantine Empire and the Roman Empire were two separate unrelated entities before. Now, I know it was...
I wish there would be a TV series about the Roman defense from the 7th century wars of conquest by the Persians and Arabs all the way to their...
In the Byzantine era of the Roman Empire, coins were often overstruck like this one. Although it was likely not for environmental reasons.
Oh yes! :) What a catch.
The obverses are basically the same. The size of the heads may be due to Constantine being a year...
I got some pom-poms!
This one has a nice green patina which I didn't capture well on camera.
Thisa I got from a coin show in London!
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