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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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  • Justinian II (2nd Reign) Gold Solidus NGC Mint State 5x4

    Outstanding example of Byzantine-Era gold and the second gold coin to ever depict Jesus Christ. Typically these coins are circulated or mint-impaired, however, this particular example is truly pristine with flashy surfaces and a bold, strong strike. Issued during the second reign of Justinian II around 700 AD, this coin has been certified mint state condition by NGC Ancients. We love the value in this popular issue as it is desirable by many different types of collectors today. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $6,270.00

  • Zimiscus Bronze Follis NGC CHVF 4x4

    This is an amazing and very popular Bronze "follis" issued between 969 and 1092 A.D. by John I Zimisces, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Most of them are heavily worn and almost unrecognizable, but we got our hands on an original group with excellent strikes and eye appeal. These are featured in the book, the 100 Greatest Ancient coins as #99 and are highly desirable as a result. Each coin features a bust of Christ on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse that translates to, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings". Learn More
    $759.00

  • Zimiscus Bronze Follis NGC About Unc. 4x4

    This is an amazing and very popular Bronze "follis" issued between 969 and 1092 A.D. by John I Zimisces, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Most of them are heavily worn and almost unrecognizable, but we got our hands on an original group with excellent strikes and eye appeal. These are featured in the book, the 100 Greatest Ancient coins as #99 and are highly desirable as a result. Each coin features a bust of Christ on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse that translates to, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings". Learn More
    $1,138.50

  • Zimiscus Bronze Follis NGC CHAU 4X3

    This is an amazing and very popular Bronze "follis" issued between 969 and 1092 A.D. by John I Zimisces, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Most of them are heavily worn and almost unrecognizable, but we got our hands on an original group with excellent strikes and eye appeal. These are featured in the book, the 100 Greatest Ancient coins as #99 and are highly desirable as a result. Each coin features a bust of Christ on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse that translates to, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings". The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--Choice About Uncirculated coins are seldom seen as these saw extensive circulation during this timeframe. Learn More
    $1,345.50

  • Zimiscus Bronze Follis NGC CHAU 4X4

    This is an amazing and very popular Bronze "follis" issued between 969 and 1092 A.D. by John I Zimisces, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Most of them are heavily worn and almost unrecognizable, but we got our hands on an original group with excellent strikes and eye appeal. These are featured in the book, the 100 Greatest Ancient coins as #99 and are highly desirable as a result. Each coin features a bust of Christ on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse that translates to, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings". The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--Choice About Uncirculated coins are seldom seen as these saw extensive circulation during this timeframe. Learn More
    $1,345.50

  • Zimiscus Bronze Follis NGC CHAU 5x4

    This is an amazing and very popular Bronze "follis" issued between 969 and 1092 A.D. by John I Zimisces, the emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Most of them are heavily worn and almost unrecognizable, but we got our hands on an original group with excellent strikes and eye appeal. These are featured in the book, the 100 Greatest Ancient coins as #99 and are highly desirable as a result. Each coin features a bust of Christ on the obverse with an inscription on the reverse that translates to, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings". The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive--Choice About Uncirculated coins are seldom seen as these saw extensive circulation during this timeframe. Learn More
    $1,345.50

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