Ancient Byzantine Bronze Coins for Sale

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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XUI. Cross above, A within, CON below. Huge 35 mm, 19.57 grams. ref: SBC 163. Great detail! Dark glossy olive-green patina, very tough to photograph! ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #CB2200: $125


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, Kyzicus mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-UYII. Cross above, A within, KYS below. ref: SB 207. Huge 38 mm (1 1/2") diameter! Set into stunning .925 silver bezel. Ex- Los Angeles, CA collection. Gorgeous detail! #CB2055: $299 SOLD


Byzantine Empire. Phocas, 602-610 AD. Large bronze follis, Cyzicus mint, Dated RY 3 (604-605 AD). His crowned and draped facing bust, holding mappa and cross-tipped scepter, dM FOCAS PERP AVG / ANNO above XXXX, Gamma to right, KYZA in exergue. 32.2 mm, 11.62 g. ref: SBV 665; DOC 73a. aVF, gorgeous dark olive-green patina, great detail. Much nicer than photo!
Ex-estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind, OR. #CB2213: $125

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XII. Cross above, Gamma within, CON below. Huge 40 mm, 22.67 grams! ref: SBC 163. Incredible detail! Dark olive-green patina. One of the largest coins of the ancient world! ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CB2044: $299 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze half-follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVI / Large K, ANNO-XG. Cross above. ref: Sear 165. 31 mm, 10.75 g. #CB2028: $75



Saint George! Byzantine Empire. Manuel I Comnenus, April 8, 1143-Sept 24, 1180 AD. Bronze tetarteron. Facing bust of St. George, nimbate, wearing tunic, cuirasse and cloak, holding spear and shield. QGE to left, P-O to rt. / Back depicted a facing bust of Manuel, now worn away. 17 mm, 1.95 g. ref: SB 1975. Gorgeous green patina, excellent detail. Could be put into a bezel. #CB2007: $125


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Large bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with crosses around, officina letter A within, mintmark CON below. ref: SB 158, DOC 28. Chunky 31 mm, 17.33 g. and very thick! Black patina with earthen highlights. Impressive in-hand! #CB2133: $99

Byzantine Empire. Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, Bronze Half Follis, Antioch as Theopolis mint. His crowned and mantled bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre, DN MAV G I CN P AVG / Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XU to right, R below. ref: SB 535, MIB 99C. 21 mm, 5.19 g. #CB2132: $75


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze Half-Follis, Antioch mint. Justinian seated facing, holding cross on globe and long sceptre, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Large K, long cross to left with T/H- E/U/O/P in the four angles, officina letter below. 24x26 mm, 6.81 g. ref: SB 225, DOC 208. #1446: $65



Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Huge bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-UI. Cross above, E within, CON below. Huge 35 mm, 18.14 grams! ref: SBC 163v. #CB2009: $99


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Large bronze follis, Antioch mint. His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt., D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with cross above, stars to left and right, +THEVPS below. Massive 33 mm, 16.71 g. ref: SB 216, DOC 210. Olive-green patina, desert-sand hilights. #GV0605: $85

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze decanummium, Antioch mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large "I", ANNO XXUII, THEUPS below. 20 mm, 3.62 g. ref: Sear 239, BMC 334-338. Reddish earthen patina. #GV0615: $60



Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze Pentanummium, Antioch mint. His pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Epsilon with + at center. 15x18 mm, 2.20 g. ref: SB 244, DOC 271. Olive-green patina with earthen deposits. Nice! #GV0638: $75

Byzantine Empire. Constantine VII (With Romanus I) 920-944 AD. AE-20. Cherson mint. obv: Cross floriate on 2 steps. Rev: Monogram PW. 20 mm; 2.4 g. ref: Sear 1764. Nice and interesting! Much better than this awful photo. #GV0266: $55



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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XGII. Cross above, A within, CON (Constantinople mint) below. #238: $75
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, struck year 14 of his reign at Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XIIII. Cross above, B within, CON below. 38 mm (1 1/2 inches) diameter!!! Ex-Dr Michael Metlich collection.
#5107: $100 SOLD

Justin IIand Sophia, 565-578 AD. Bronze half-follis, Thessalonica mint. D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, Justin at left, Sophia at right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding globus cruciger, Sophia holding scepter / large K, Q+C above, A/N/N/O to left, regnal year X to rt, TES below. 22 mm. #400: $45
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Great big coin with nice desert-sand patina! D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, his diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. / Large M with crosse above, stars to left and right. CON below. #448: $50
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, struck year 19 of his reign, at Kyzicus mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XYII. Cross above, B within, KYZ below. Huge 38 mm diameter, 18.66 grams! Beautiful patina, striking detail! About as nice as these come. ref: SBC 207. Ex-Frank S Robinson collection. #3119: $199 SOLD

Byantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Large bronze follis, struck year 22 of his reign at Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XXII. Cross above, gamma within, CON below. 35 mm, nice green to red patina!
#27910: $95 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze half-follis. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, his diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. / Large K, cross to left, B to right. #263: $45
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze decanummium, Antioch mint. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, his helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder / Large "I", ANNO XXU, THEUPS below. ref: Sear 239, BMC 334-338. 22 mm, 3.59 g. #AE2003 (CB2003): $45 SOLD

Time of Charlemagne! Byzantine Empire. Constantine V with Leo III & Leo IV, 741-775 AD. Bronze follis, Syracuse mint. Constantine V and Leo IV, standing facing, each in crown and chlamys, holding akakia / Leo III Bearded with same accoutrements, holding cross. 17 mm, 1.96 g. ref: SB 1569. Rare! In 772, the Frankish king Charlemagne began fighting the Saxons and the Frisians. #CB2008: $65 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Huge bronze follis, Constantinople mint, Dated year 14 = 540/541. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield with horseman, cross to right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, X/II/II to right, A below, CON in exergue. 39.8 mm, 22.17 g. ref: SB 163; DOC 39a. aVF, olive-green patina, earthen deposits. Better than photo! #NAV118: $160 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Nicomedia mint. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield with horseman, cross to right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, XXX to right, B below, CON in exergue. Chunky 31 mm, 17.26 g. ref: SB 163; DOC 39a. Brownish-bronze patina. #CB2060: $99 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze half-follis, Nicomedia mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large K, cross above, A/N/N/O to left, regnal year XXX IP to rt, NI below. 25 mm, 7.16 g. Black patina with earthen highlights. #CB2030: $75 SOLD

Justinian I (August 1, 527 - November 14, 565 AD). AE follis of 552 - 553 AD. Huge 38-mm bronze follis. obv: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust of the emperor facing front, holding globe with cross (globus cruciger) and shield. Cross to rt. as well. rev: Large 'M', ANNO to left, XXII to rt. (indicating the coin was minted during the 22nd regnal year of his reign). Cross above, 'Gamma' below indicating officina (mint) number, city name below. $155.00
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze half-follis, Nicomedia mint. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, his helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder / Large K, Q+C above, A/N/N/O to left, regnal year XXIIIIII to rt, NI below. #447: $45
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Nicomedia mint. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG, his diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. / Large M with three crosses, NIK-H below. #444: $49
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Anastasius I. Byzantine Emperor April 11, 491 to July 1, 518 AD. Heavy AE follis, Constantinople mint. D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of emperor rt. / Large M with cross above, "gamma" within and stars to sides, CON below. 33 mm, 16.3 grams. #1274-29: $65
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Byzantine Empire. Justin I, 518-527 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Great big coin with brilliant emerald-green patina! D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, his diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. / Large M with cross above, stars to sides. CON below. 33 mm diameter!
#3601: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Antioch mint. Great big coin with nice desert-sand patina! His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt., D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with cross above, stars to left and right, +THEVPS below. Massive 31 mm, 16.14 g. ref: SB 216, DOC 210. #1447: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I, April 11, 491 to July 1, 518 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Draped bust of emperor rt., D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG / Large M, cross above, CON below. Two interesting banker's marks. 24 mm, 8.02 g. #CB2036: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-IIII. Cross above, A below, CON in exergue. ref: SB 163. 27 mm, 12.22 g. #0406: $65
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Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Huge bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield with horseman, cross to right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, X/III to right, B below, CON in exergue. Massive 42 mm, 22.02 grams! ref: SB 163; DOC 39a. aVF, glossy dark patina. Great portrait! #CB2058: $199 SOLD
Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Huge bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Struck year 12. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield with horseman, cross to right, DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG / Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, XII to right, gamma below, CON in exergue. Massive 40 mm, 22.57 grams! ref: SB 163; DOC 39a. aVF, reddish-green patina. Great portrait! ex-Frank S. Robinson. #CB2206: $275 SOLD


Anastasius I. Byzantine Emperor April 11, 491 to July 1, 518 AD. Heavy AE follis, Constantinople mint. obv: Draped bust of emperor rt.; D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG / rev: Large M, two stars, and CON in exergue (for Constantinople). 33 mm; 18.90 grams! sold?


Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, struck year 13 of his reign at Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XIII. Cross above, B within, CON below. Huge 37 mm dia. Amazing glossy black patina!
#27911: $125 SOLD



Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. MASSIVE bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XIII. Cross above, B within, CON below. Incredible 40 mm, 24.40 grams! Beautiful dark patina, striking detail! About as nice (and large) as these come. ref: SBC 163. Ex-Kenneth Dorney; Ex-Frank S Robinson collection. #CB2006: $225 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I, April 11, 491 to July 1, 518 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Draped bust of emperor rt., D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG / Large M, cross above, CON below. 23 mm, 3.76 g. Nice black patina with earthen highlights. #CB2034: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Nicomedia mint. His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with three crosses, NIK-M. 30 mm, 16.40 g. Black patina with earthen highlights. #CB2033: $75 SOLD
Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. HUGE bronze follis, Kyzicus mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XIII. Cross above, B within, KYS below. ref: SB 207. Massive 40 mm, 23.98 g. Perfect detail! Dark olive-green patina. One of the largest coins of the ancient world! ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. #CB2038: $250 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Antioch mint. His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with cross above, stars to sides, Greek "THUPO-AS" below. Big 33 mm, 13.17 g. Black patina with earthen highlights. Excellent reverse! #CB2031: $70 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Bronze follis, Constantinople mint. His diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust rt. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M with cross above, star to left, C to rt., E within, CON below. 30 mm, 17.15 g. Black patina with earthen highlights. #CB2035: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I, April 11, 491 to July 1, 518 AD. Heavy bronze follis, Constantinople mint. Draped bust of emperor rt., D N ANASTASIVS PP AVG / Large M, cross above, stars to sides, E within, CON below. 23 mm, 10.26 g. Black patina with earthen highlights. #CB2032: $75 SOLD

Byzantine Empire. Justinian I, 527-565 AD. Large bronze follis, Kyzicus mint. His helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger, cross over shoulder, D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG / Large M, ANNO-XX. Cross above, Delta within, KYS below. ref: SB 207. Big 35 mm, 19.16 g. Nice high-relief detail! Dark toning.
#CB2002: $175
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