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Byzantine Coins

The Byzantine Empire, also called the Eastern Roman Empire, was a continuation of the great Roman Empire that gradually fell apart in the 5th century AD. The Eastern Empire remained continued on for a thousand years until in fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453.

The early Byzantine coins continued using the head of Emperor on the obverse side, but in full-face rather than in profile.  The reverse usually depicted some sort of Christian symbol. The type of coins minted during the Eastern Roman Empire were mainly gold solidus' and bronze coins. As time went on, the coins became thinner and wider, which eventually led to late Byzantine gold coins becoming so thin that they could be bent by hand.



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  • Leo I Gold Solidus NGC Choice Mint State 5x5

    When it comes to ancient gold, it isn't commonplace to see it in Choice Mint State condition and especially not with such a remarkably detailed strike. This particular example, however, is extremely beautiful in-hand. The obverse depicts Emperor Leo I, who ruled the Byzantine Empire from 440-461 A.D. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive--highly recommended for the price. Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,652.00

    Special Price $2,550.00

  • Justin II Gold Solidus NGC Mint State 5x4

    Interesting and mint condition gold solidus from the Byzantine Empire depicting and struck during the reign of Justin II. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $1,285.20

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