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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 Gold Solidus 2nd Reign NGC Mint State

    Clipped at the mint due to being overweight after being struck, this is a remarkable coin with incredible detail. It is the second depiction of Christ on a coin, second only to the first reign Justinian example from a decade prior. The obverse depicts a "younger" version of Christ. These are prominently listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins books. Learn More
    $8,500.00

  • Justinian II Gold Solidus 1st Reign NGC Mint State 3x5

    This Byzantine coin struck over 1,300 years ago is one of the first coins to feature Jesus Christ and the cross on the obverse. It is a very desired coin that collectors as well as investors look for. The reverse of this Mint State beauty depicts ruler Justinian II. This is very special in its importance as a religious and historical coin. Learn More
    $10,336.00

  • Justinian II Gold Solidus 2nd Reign NGC Mint State 4x4

    Clipped at the mint due to being overweight after being struck, this is a remarkable coin with incredible detail. It is the second depiction of Christ on a coin, second only to the first reign Justinian example from a decade prior. The obverse depicts a "younger" version of Christ. These are prominently listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient coins books. Learn More
    $8,280.00

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