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Sterling Silver, K, Ancient Byzantine 20 Nummia Coin, 7021

$115.00

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Denomination: 20 Nummia, Bronze

Maurice Tiberius half follis 582-602AD Maurice Tiberius half follis, Regnal year 10, Constantinople mint
obv: helmed and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger and shield
rev: large K; above, cross; to left A/N/N/O X, beneath officina letter B, SB 497

Nummus (Greek: νουμμίον, noummion) is a Latin term meaning "coin", but used technically for a range of copper coins issued by the Roman and Byzantine empires during Late Antiquity.

This coin was minted in bronze throughout the Byzantine Empire in wide variety. The “K” stands for the coin’s value, which is 20 nummia (equal to half a follis). The word “ANNO” that is written to the left of the “K” means “year” and the Roman numerals to the right of the “K” was the reigning year of the emperor who is depicted on the reverse side of the coin.

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