Browsing Byzantine Coinage of Constantine VI & Irene



780-797 AD. On the death of Leo IV, the widowed Irene assumed the regency on behalf of her son Constantine VI. He turned out to be weak and worthless and Irene had him deposed and blinded.

Browse the Constantine VI & Irene page with thumbnail images.

SB 1591Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD. AV Solidus. Constantinople mint. CONSTANTINS CA' (or similar, usually carelessly engraved), crowned facing busts of Constantine VI, unbearded, wearing chlamys and holding cross on globe, on left, and Irene, wearing loros and holding sceptre surmounted by cross, dot between their faces, cross between their heads / SV IRIN I AVG MITRI AV (or similar), Leo III, Constantine V and Leo IV seated facing, all wearing crown and chlamys. DOC 2; BN 1-2; SB 1591.Text
Text
Image

Image
SB 1594Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AV solidus. Constantinople. IRInH AGOVSTI, crowned bust of Irene facing, wearing loros, and holding cross on globe and sceptre surmounted by cross / CONSTINOS bAS Q, beardless, crowned bust of Constantine VI facing, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe and sceptre surmounted by cross. DO 3; SB 1594.TextImage
SB 1595Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AR miliarense. IhSUS XRISTUS NICA, cross potent on three steps within triple border / LEON-S CONST-ANTINE E-C QEU (or QEY) bA-SILIS, legend in five lines within triple border. DO 3; SB 1595.TextImage
SB 1596Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AE Follis, Constantinople. crowned busts of Constantine VI, unbearded, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe, on left and Irene, wearing loros, holding cross-headed sceptre, on right, dot between their faces / crowned busts of Leo III, with short beard, wearing loros, on left, Constantine V, with short beard, wearing loros, in centre and Leo IV, wearing chlamys, on right, two dots to left and right, all above horizontal line beneath which is large M, X to left, N to right, A below. SB 1596, DOC 6.Text
Text
Image

Image
SB 1598Constantine VI and Irene. 780-797 AD, AE Follis, Constantinople. crowned bust of Irene, wearing loros, holding cross on globe and cross-headed sceptre / crowned bust of Constantine VI, unbearded, wearing chlamys, holding cross on globe, cross and one or two dots to left, dot to right, all above horizontal line beneath which is large M, X to left, N to right, A below. DOC 7; SB 1598.TextImage

Coins Main PageBrowse by Sear Byzantine Coins NumberByzantine Coins by RulerSearch All Entries

Click here for a list of Reference Abbreviations.