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Constantine IV and Justinian II

By |2018-04-09T10:31:11+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Mu'awiya on a Sassanian-style coin Constantine IV took over as Roman Emperor when his father Constans II died, in 668 AD. It wasn't a great time to be emperor. The Abbasids were gradually taking over most of the eastern Roman Empire. Attempts to retake the western part all ended in failure. But Constantine IV was a strong and sensible [...]