Late roman coins during byzantine era

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Basileus Antialcidas, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    I haven't read the reports from Sardis in detail but as noted above, we know from the Codex Theodosianus that the Constantinian bronze coinage had been demonetized at some point between 348 and 356. We also know that a law of 395, likewise preserved in the Codex Theodosianus, removed large bronzes from circulation, leaving the tiny AE4 as essentially the only bronze coin in circulation until the reform of Anastasius in 498. I assume that the coins referred to in the Sardis report are Theodosian or later but I don't know that for a fact.

    I believe "follis" is originally Latin, later entering Greek and Arabic.
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