Byzantine Coins (AD 330–1191)

Coin of Heraclius Coin of Heraclius

Coin of Heraclius
7th century AD
Bronze follis
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

Coin of Isaac Comnenus Coin of Isaac Comnenus

Coin of Isaac Comnenus
12th century AD
Bronze follis
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

During the Byzantine era, coins were minted in Cyprus only during the reign of Heraclius (AD 610–641) and after 1184, when Isaac Comnenus, the governor of Cyprus, declared himself the independent ruler of the island and began to issue his own coins.