Cyzicus

The history of the town in Hellenistic times is closely connected with that of the Attalids of Pergamon, with whose extinction it came into direct relations with Rome. Cyzicus was held for the Romans against King Mithridates VI of Pontus who besieged it with 300,000 men in 74 BC, but it withstood him stoutly. The loyalty of the city was rewarded by an extension of territory and other privileges. The Romans favored it and recognized its municipal independence. Cyzicus was the leading city of Northern Mysia as far as Troas. Under Tiberius, it was incorporated into the Roman Empire but remained the capital of Mysia and became one of the great cities of the ancient world. Cyzicus was captured temporarily by the Arabs led by Muawiyah I in AD 675.

Maximianus Hover to enlarge Maximianus

Maximianus
287 to 293 AD
Cyzicus
AE Antoninianus
Obvs: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate right.
Revs: CONCORDIA MILITVM·, Emperor receiving Victory/globe from Jupiter Є between them. XXI· in ex.
20mm, 2.98g
$45.00
Order # RI 196
RIC V 607

Heraclius Hover to enlarge Heraclius

Heraclius
625 to 629 AD
AE Follis, Cyzicus
Obvs: No legend. Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing.
Revs: Large M, cross/ ANNO above. Monogram to left. KYZ below
20x25mm, 5.1g
$12.00
Order # B 083
Ref: Sear 841

Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
327 to 328 AD
Cyzicus
AE 3
Obvs: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate right
Revs: RROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Camp gate with two turrets & star above. ● SMKΔ
20mm, 2.5g
$39.00
Order # LR 073
Ref: 2003 RIC VII.51

Constantius II Hover to enlarge Constantius II

Constantius II
348 to 350 AD
AE 3
Mint: Cyzicus
Obvs: DN CONSTANTIVS FP AVG, Diademed and cuirass right
Revs: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Radiate phoenix standing on globe. * to right SMK below
18mm, 2.9g
$19.00
Order # RI 145
Ref: RIC VIII.496.89

Constantius II Hover to enlarge Constantius II

Constantius II
355 to 361 AD
Mint: Cyzicus
AE 4
Obvs: DN CONSTANTIVS FP AVG, Diademed and cuirass right
Revs: SPES REIPVBLICE, Emperor in military dress holding globe and spear. SMHЄ
14x16mm, 1.6g
$30.00
Order # RI 177
Ref: RIC VIII.98

Julian II Hover to enlarge Julian II

Julian II
Mint: Cyzicus
361 to 363 AD
AE 1
Obvs: DN FL CL IVLIANVS PF AVG
Revs: SECVRITAS REI PVB, Bull facing right. Two stars above, CVZA below.
27x28mm, 8.68g
$125.00
Order # RI 193
Ref: RIV VIII 127

Arcadius Hover to enlarge Arcadius

Arcadius
383 AD
Cyzicus
AE 4
Obvs: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG
Revs: VOT V, in wreath. SMKA(Δ)
16mm, 1.1g
$19.00
Order # LR 001
Ref: RIC IX.20d, large module

Arcadius Hover to enlarge Arcadius

Arcadius
406 to 408 AD
Cyzicus
AE 3
Obvs: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, star behind
Revs: GLORIA ROMANORVM, three emperors. SMKA
15mm, 2.2g
$25.00
Order # LR 032
Ref: RIC X.148

Arcadius Hover to enlarge Arcadius

Arcadius
392 to 395 AD
Cyzicus
AE 3
Obvs: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed and cuirassed.
Revs: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor on horseback. SMKB
15x16mm, 1.7g
$69.00
Order # RI 198
Ref: RIC IX.247.29b

Constantine I Hover to enlarge Constantine I

Constantine I
Cyzicus mint
342 to 347 AD
AE 4
Obvs: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Constantine veiled.
Revs: IVSTVEN MEM, Aequitas standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, scroll in left. SMKΓ
15mm, 1.74g
$149.00
Order # RI 200
RIC VIII 35

Theodosius II Hover to enlarge Theodosius II

Theodosius II
425 to 435 AD
Cyzicus
AE 4
Obvs: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, diademed right.
Revs: CONCORDIA AVG, Victory holding wreath in each hand. SMKA
11mm, 1.06g
$70.00
Order # RI 222
Ref: RIC X 437

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Heraclius Hover to enlarge Heraclius

Heraclius
Mint: Cyzicus
610 to 641 AD
AE Follis
Obvs: No legend. Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine, and Martina standing.
Revs: Large M, cross/ ANNO above. Monogram to left. KYZ below
21x26mm, 4.7g
$2.50
Order # B 212
Ref: Sear 841

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