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.
- Justinian II Gold Solidus of Christ (2nd Reign) Mint State
Around 1,300 years ago, Emperor Justinian II was the first to adorn a gold coin with an image of Jesus Christ. These coins are highly prized today by many different types of collectors, particularly in mint state condition and perfectly centered like the present example. Coins like this are few and far between in such a high grade. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive.
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- Maurice Tiberius Gold Solidus NGC MS 4x4
Struck around 1,500 years ago, this attractive and detailed gold solidus has been certified in Mint State condition by NGC Ancients. High-end and relatively affordable, this one features Maurice Tiberius, who ruled from 582-605 AD.
We love the value and historical significance each of these offers in mint condition.Coin shown may not be the exact coin you receive but indicative of the quality you can expect. Learn MoreNow Only $1,150.00 Regular Price $1,216.00
- Tiberius II Constantine Gold Solidus | Choice Mint State
Byzantine gold is not usually known for its quality and beauty, however, the present example has achieved Choice Mint State status from NGC ancients along with a perfect 5/5 strike AND surfaces.
The coin is perfectly centered on the front and the back with great detail and lettering. In proper light, the coin has prooflike qualities and reflectivity, adding to the overall appeal of the piece.
Highly recommended coin for someone looking for an upper-end ancient from this timeframe. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive.Learn More$3,776.00