Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Artavasdus & Nicephorus



Artavasdus was Leo's son-in-law and helped to overthrow Theodosius III. After ruling from July 742 to November 743, he was deposed by Constantine V. He only struck coins in gold and silver.

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SB 1542
Artavasdus and Nicephorus. AV solidus. 742-743 AD. Constantinople. G APTAUASDOS MULT, facing bust of Artavasdus, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding patriarchal cross / G NIChFORUS MULTUM, facing bust of Nicephorus, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding patriarchal cross. DO 2; Sear 1542.Text

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SB 1545
Artavasdus and Nicephorus. 742-743 AD. AR Miliaresion. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, Cross potent on three steps within triple border / ART-AUASDO-S S NIChF-OROS EC-QEU bAS-ILIS+ in six lines within triple border. DOC II 6; SB 1545.Text

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