Al Kowsky Posted June 16, 2022 · Member Share Posted June 16, 2022 I copied the title of this thread from BYZANTIUM, The Early Centuries, Chapter 14, by John Julius Norwich. Norwich begins the chapter with an amusing letter written by Chosroes II (usually written Khurso II) to Emperor Heraclius, c. 622. "Noblest of the Gods, King and Master of the whole Earth, Son of the great Hormisdas, CHOSROES, to Heraclius his vile and insensitive slave: Refusing to submit to our rule, you call yourself lord and sovereign. You seize and distribute our treasure, you deceive our servants. You never cease to annoy us with your bands of brigands. Have I not destroyed you Greeks? You say that you trust in God; why then has he not delivered out of my hand Caesarea, Jerusalem, Alexandria?... Could I not also destroy Constantinople?" Pictured below is my only coin picturing Chosroes II, a silver drachm, AD 590-628. Pictured below are my only 3 coins of Heraclius & his sons together. N.F. members are welcome to post their coins of Chosroes II & Heraclius ☺️. 10 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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