Episode 67 – The Tightening Noose

Emperors 4, 5 and 6 from the Dumbarton Oaks Coin Collection

Emperors 4, 5 and 6 from the Dumbarton Oaks Coin Collection

Justinian II tries to return to vigorous action but things quickly fall apart. The Arabs advance in the east and a rebellion in Cherson blows up. We meet our fourth, fifth and sixth Emperors.

Period: 705-715

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5 thoughts on “Episode 67 – The Tightening Noose

  1. Yonatan Alexander

    Great episode, Robin! Next week can’t come soon enough!

  2. Klas

    Yes, thanx for anothe great eposode! Hm, is it only me or didn’t the forgers of those coins take a very generic aproach to their sovereigns? Or did the emperors make apoint of nuturing “the imperial look”?

  3. Mark

    I understand the comparisons to Justinian I, but do you know who Justinian II reminds me of the most? With his massive reversals of fortune, his fleeing across the Black Sea, his alliances with steppe tribes, and the general air of romance that hangs about him? That very old enemy of Rome’s, Mithridates.

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