Early Byzantine Empire, (c. AD 600-700), 40 Nummi(C)

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Early Byzantine Empire, (c. AD 600-700), 40 Nummi(C)

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  • Order Code: BYZ-MIX7
  • Size: 15-30 mm
  • Metal: Bronze
  • Obverse: Mixed emperors facing
  • Reverse: Large M stands for 40 nummi


The Byzantine empire rose like a phoenix out of the crumbling remains of the old Roman empire, with its new capital in Constantinople (Istanbul) and its roots in the well-established Greek urban culture of the Mediterranean. The energetic and visionary emperors of this period helped to stave off the barbarians on the frontiers and to continue and build a cohesive Christian state with an effective civil service and military, that would go on to last for almost another nine hundred years.