The History of Byzantine Coinage
Uses of Coins
Christianization of the Coin
Representation of Christ
Representation of the Virgin
You can find more information on Byzantine coins at the following sites:

Numismatic Museum in Athens

Ottilia Buerger Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins at Lawrence University

American Numismatic Society

For images of Byzantine coins in the Collection, click here.


Bellinger, Alfred R., and Philip Grierson, eds. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins
in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection.5 vols.
Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1968–99:
Vol. 1: Alfred R. Bellinger, Anastasius I to Maurice, 491–602(1966).
Vol. 2: Philip Grierson, Phocas to Theodosius III, 602–717(1968).
Vol. 3: Philip Grierson, Leo III to Nicephorus III, 717–1081(1973).
Vol. 4: Michael Hendy, Alexius I to Michael VIII, 1081–1261(1999).
Vol. 5: Philip Grierson, Michael VIII to Constantine XI, 1258–1453(1999).
Bendall, Simon. A Private Collection of Palaeologan Coinage.Wolverhampton:
Privately printed by S. Bendall, 1988.
Bendall, Simon, and Peter J. Donald. The Later Palaeologan Coinage, 1282–1453.
London: A. H. Baldwin and Sons, 1979.
Bertelè, Tommaso. Numismatique byzantine: Suivie de deux études inédites sur
les monnaies des Paléologues.French trans. and ed. by Cécile Morrisson.
Wetteren: Editions NR, 1978.
Grierson, Philip. Byzantine Coins. London: Methuen, 1982.
Grierson, Philip, and Melinda Mays. Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the
Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection: From Arcadius
and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius.Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton
Oaks, 1992.
Hahn, Wolfgang. Moneta Imperii Byzantini.3 vols. Vienna: Verlag der Öster-
reichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1973–81. The work covers the
years from 491 to 720.
Hendy, Michael F. The Economy, Fiscal Administration and Coinage of Byzantium.
Northampton: Variorum Reprints, 1989.
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Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Morrisson, Cécile. Catalogue des monnaies byzantines de la Bibliothèque
Nationale.2 vols. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1970.
Sear, David R. Byzantine Coins and Their Values.2nd ed., rev. and enl.
London: Seaby, 1987.
Whitting, Philip D. Byzantine Coins.London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1973.
Wroth, Warwick. Catalogue of the Imperial Byzantine Coins in the British Museum.
2 vols. London: British Museum, 1908. Reprint, Chicago: Ares
Publishers, 1970.