BYZANTINE Tiberius II 578-582 AD follis (582 AD) Antioch


BYZANTINE, Tiberius II, 578-582 AD, follis, year 5 (582 AD), Theopolis (Antioch) mint, Obverse: facing bust, Reverse: cursive M, ANNO U THEUP, bronze, 28-29mm, SB441, crude, cleaned VG

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We call them Byzantines, but they thought of themselves as Romans. It is not incorrect to think of the Roman Empire persisting until 1453, when the Ottomans conquered Constantinople. The main reference we are using for the Byzantine series is “Byzantine Coins and their Values,” by David Sear.

Ancient Coins includes Greek and Roman coins and those of neighbors and successors, geographically from Morocco and Spain all the way to Afghanistan. Date ranges for these begin with the world’s earliest coins of the 8th century BC to, in an extreme case, the end of Byzantine Empire, 1453 AD.