Catalogue of the Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum, Volume 1

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Order of the Trustees, sold at the British Museum, 1908 - Coins

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Page iii - The size of the coins is given in inches and tenths, and the weight in English grains. Tables for converting grains into grammes and inches into millimetres, as well as into the measures of Mionnet's scale, are placed at the end of the volume.
Page 11 - Zeno,2 beardless, with head threequarters r. ; wears helmet with plume and armour ; r. hand holds spear behind his head ; 1. hand (not represented) supports shield decorated with the group of a horseman r., attacking with spear a prostrate enemy.
Page xi - ... to misrepresent in the grossest manner the theory of the imperial constitution. No one talks about two Eoman Empires in the days of Constantius and Constans; yet the relation of Arcadius and Honorius, the relation of Theodosius II and Valentinian III, the relation of Leo I. and Anthemius, were exactly the same as the political relation which existed between the sons of Constantine. However independent one of another, or even hostile, the rulers from time to time may have been, theoretically the...
Page 12 - ANVSP PAVC Bust of Justinian I r., beardless, •wearing diadem with crescent and pellet, cuirass, and paludamentum. (R. 1) at end of inscr., S ; pellet after CO NOB Semissis VICTOR.IAAVCCC Victory wearing mantle over lower limbs seated r. on shield and cuirass ; on her knees she supports a shield on which with her r. hand she inscribes numerals (rudely represented); in front, T ; behind, star ; in ex., CONOB 42 34-1 A!
Page 216 - L) with long beard and moustache and smaller bust of Constantine IV, beardless, each facing and wearing paludamentum and cuirass, and crown with globus cruciger ; between them, small cross. Border of dots. [Sale...
Page xxxiv - It must have been issued in the usual course immediately after the accession of the Emperor, for we know that as soon as it was ascertained at Rome that Philippicus was a heretic and a monothelite, there was a violent popular outbreak. The people refused to recognize his acts of sovereignty, and declined to use the solidi bearing his...
Page lxxiv - The weight of this coin varied but little through the long period of its existence. It is always (when struck at the Capital) of more, than 60 grains...
Page 99 - Augustum sancire caput, summoque coronam inponens apici feliciter ies intonuit patrum subitus fragor, inde clientum clamores crescunt: clamoribus adsonat echo, laudibus innumeris regnantum nomina tollunt. lustino vitam ter centum vocibus optant: Augustae totidem Sophiae plebs tota reclamat. по mille canunt laudes vocum discrimina mille, lustinum Sopbiamque pares duo lumina mundi esse ferunt. 'regnate pares in saecula' dicunt, felices annos dominis felicibus orant.
Page 184 - It is hardly rash to conjecture that the dies for this solidus were engraved before Heraclius became Emperor. The dieengraver, who had had no ' sitting ' and received no directions from the future Emperor, prepared the designs as best he could, on the model of the current solidi of Phocas.
Page 92 - These blundered and unintelligible legends must have been engraved by workmen ignorant of Latin. In most cases letters seem to have been arbitrarily inserted without meaning and without attempt to adumbrate the forms of the original inscription. The only element that remains nearly constant is VN = DN (dominua nosier).

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