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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 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

  • Tiberius II Constantine Gold NGC Choice Mint State 5x5

    Extremely high end example of a gold solidus struck under Emperor Tiberius, who ruled from 578-582 A.D. The coin is perfectly struck with full detail and exhibits lustrous surfaces on both sides. Absolute stunner and the coin pictured is the coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,604.00

    Special Price $3,495.00

  • 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

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