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Constantine IV
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Constantine IV

A 7th century CE mosaic depicting the Byzantine emperor Constantine IV (r. 668-685 CE) and entourage in the basilica of Sant'Apollinare, in Classe, Ravenna, Italy.
Michael II & Theophilos
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Michael II & Theophilos

A gold coin depicting Byzantine emperor Michael II (r. 820-829 CE) and his heir and successor Theophilos. (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com)
Leo IV & Constantine VI
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Leo IV & Constantine VI

A gold coin depicting Byzantine emperor Leo IV (r. 775-780 CE) on the right and his son and successor Constantine VI (r. 780-797 CE) on the left. (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com)
Coin of Justinian II
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Coin of Justinian II

A gold coin of Byzantine emperor Justinian II (r. 685-95 & 705-11 CE). This example is from his second reign. (Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com)
Manuel I Komnenos
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Manuel I Komnenos

An illustration from a 12th century CE manuscript depicting Byzantine emperor Manuel I Komnenos (r. 1143-1180 CE). (Vatican Library)
Empress Irene
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Empress Irene

A gold coin depicting Byzantine empress Irene (r. 797-802 CE). (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome)
Constantine VII & Christ
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Constantine VII & Christ

This ivory plaque fragment shows Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus of Byzantium (r. 913-959 CE) being crowned by Jesus Christ. It was carved in royal workshops of Constantinople around 954 CE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Book Review by Judith Herrin

Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

The history of the Byzantine Empire covers a timeframe of over a millennium, and this fact alone has caused all kinds of headaches for authors, chief amongst them the dilemma of what to leave in and out of their books. The majority of writers...
Emperor Caligula #3 - The Mad Emperor
Video by SPQR History

Emperor Caligula #3 - The Mad Emperor

Emperor Caligula. At the end of March 37 AD, a solemn procession of soldiers walked along the Via Appia from Naples towards Rome. The gloomy Emperor Tiberius horror reign was finally over. The Roman Empire had received a new emperor in Gaius...
Emperor Galba #6 - The Oldest Emperor
Video by SPQR History

Emperor Galba #6 - The Oldest Emperor

Emperor Galba was the first Roman Emperor who was not from the Julio-Claudian dynasty. First Emperor of the Year of the Four Emperor... On this channel we focus on Roman History and right now we're doing a video on every Roman Emperor...