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Byzantine Empire

ancient coin buyers guideThe Byzantine empire (also known as the Eastern Roman Empire) came about in the 5th century A.D. after the fall of the western Roman empire and lasted for around 1,000 years. It was during this period that Christianity began to grow and this evolution can be seen on coinage from the Byzantine era.
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  • 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

  • Italy Gold Ducat Mint State 67 - Tomaso Mocenigo

    Doge Tomaso Mocenigo AD 1414-1423 Gold Ducat NGC MS67 Tomaso Mocenigo had an early military career commanding the crusading fleet in the exposition to Nicopolis in 1396 and also won battles against Genoa during the War of Chioggia in 1378-1381. He was elected Doge in 1414. As Doge he encouraged commerce, reconstructed the Ducal palace and commenced the library. Doge Mocenigo died in 1423 due to long illness. This particular example is absolutely remarkable and tied for the finest ever certified by NGC Ancients. Learn More

    Regular Price: $4,896.00

    Special Price $4,795.00

  • Italy Gold Ducat Mint State 67 - Michael Steno

    Doge Michael Steno AD 1400-1413 Gold Ducat NGC MS67 The Venetian Ducat, the very first gold coin made by the City State of Venice, is a very popular Italian coin first minted in about 1284 AD under the doge (mayor of the city). It shows the doge kneeling before St. Mark on the Obverse, and a figure of Christ standing, on the reverse, in an oval frame accompanied by the inscription Christe datus, quem tu regis, iste ducatus (Christ to give, that duchy, that you rule). The last word of the legend, ducatus (duchy) is the origin of the coin name “Ducat”. Venetian Gold Ducats are typically encountered in lower uncirculated grades, but to encounter one in such a high state of preservation is a remarkable feat. In fact, this particular example is remarkable and tied for the finest ever certified by NGC Ancients. Learn More

    Regular Price: $4,896.00

    Special Price $4,795.00

  • Justin II Gold Solidus NGC Choice Mint State 5x5

    This is an exemplary example of a Byzantine gold stater, pure and simple. It has been awarded the grade of Choice Mint State condition with a perfect, 5 out of 5 strike and surfaces. Issued between 565-578 A.D., the obverse depicts Emperor Justinian II facing forward. The quality and overall eye appeal for this issue is remarkable given it's age. If you're looking for a superb example of a Byzantine gold coin, give this one strong consideration. Coin pictured is the coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,604.00

  • 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

  • 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

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