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Emperors of the Eastern Empire

The Eastern Roman Empire, also referred to as the Byzantine Empire, was the continuation of the Roman Empire. Even though the Western Roman Empire fell in the 5th century, the Easter Roman Empire contiuned to exist for another thousand years. For ancient coins we will list the first 400 years up through the Amorian Dynasty 820 - 867 AD.


Leonid Dynasty (457–518)Eastern Roman Empire

NAME                            REIGN
Leo I "the Thracian"              7 February 457 – 18 January 474
Leo II "the Little"                   18 January – 17 November 474
Zeno                                     17 November 474 – 9 April 491
Basiliscus                               9 January 475 – August 476
Anastasius I                          11 April 491 – 9 July 518


Justinian Dynasty (518–602

NAME                             REIGN
Justin I                                    July 518 – 1 August 527
Justinian I "the Great"             1 August 527 – 13/14 November 565

Eastern Roman Empire

Justin II                                   14 November 565 – 5 October 578
Tiberius II Constantine            5 October 578 – 14 August 582
Maurice                                   14 August 582 – 22 November 602              

 

Non-Dynastic (602–610)

NAME                              REIGN
Phocas                                    23 November 602 – 4 October 610

 

Heraclian Dynasty (610–695)

NAME                              REIGN
Heraclius                                5 October 610 – 11 February 641
Constantine III                       11 February – 24/26 May 641
Heraklonas                            11 February 641 – September 641
Eastern Roman Empire
Constans II                             September 641 – 15 September 668
Constantine IV                       15 September 668 – September 685
Justinian II                              September 685 – 695

 

Twenty Years' Anarchy (695–717)

NAME                               REIGN
Leontios                                     695–698
Tiberius III Apsimar                   698–705
Justinian II                                 August 705 – December 711
Philippikos Bardanes                December 711 – 3 June 713
Anastasios II                             June 713 – November 715
Theodosios III                            May 715 – 25 March 717

 

Isaurian Dynasty (717–802)

Basilica Cistern
NAME                                 REIGN
Leo III "the Isaurian"                   25 March 717 – 18 June 741
Constantine V                             18 June 741 – 14 September 775
Artabasdos                                 June 741/742 – 2 November 743
Leo IV "the Khazar"                    14 September 775 – 8 September 780
Constantine VI                            8 September 780 – August 797
Irene of Athens                           August 797 – 31 October 802


Nikephorian Dynasty (802–813)

NAME                                 REIGN
Nikephoros I                               31 October 802 – 26 July 811
Staurakios                                   26 July 811 – 2 October 811
Michael I Rangabe                      2 October 811 – 22 June 813

Jerusalum 

Non-Dynastic (813–820)

NAME                                 REIGN
Leo V "the Armenian"                11 July 813 – 25 December 820
 

Amorian Dynasty (820–867)

NAME                                 REIGN
Michael II                                    25 December 820 – 2 October 829
Theophilos                                  2 October 829 – 20 January 842
Michael III                                   20 January 842 – 23 September 867