Large M Byzantine Coinage
Large M Byzantine coin type: Contains ONLY the “Large M” Byzantine (and some Byzantine-Arabic) types with & without figures, symbols, regnal dates, officina letters, crosses, chi-rhos and other things in the fields.
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Large M Byzantine Coinage Tidbit
Early Large M Byzantine coins continue the late Roman conventions: on the obverse the head of the Emperor, now full face rather than in profile, and on the reverse, usually a Christian symbol such as the cross, a Victory or an angel. The gold coins of Justinian II departed from these stable conventions by putting a bust of Christ on the obverse and a half or full-length portrait of the Emperor on the reverse.