Early Christian coins from the Byzantine empire for sale. These coins were minted between 491 AD through to Constantine XI in 1453 AD. Gold, silver anRead More...
Early Christian coins from the Byzantine empire for sale. These coins were minted between 491 AD through to Constantine XI in 1453 AD. Gold, silver and bronze coins minted with the image of Jesus Christ the Pantocrator, crosses and the words “King of Kings” written in ancient Greek.
Byzantine coins continue the late Roman conventions: on the obverse the head of the Emperor, now full face rather than in profile, and on the reverse, usually a Christian symbol such as the cross, or a Victory or an angel (the two tending to merge into one another).
The gold coins of Justinian II departed from these stable conventions by putting a bust of Christ on the obverse, and a half or full-length portrait of the Emperor on the reverse.
These innovations incidentally had the effect of leading the Islamic Caliph Abd al-Malik, who had previously copied Byzantine styles but replacing Christian symbols with Islamic equivalents, finally to develop a distinctive Islamic style, with only lettering on both sides.
Ancient Byzantine coins are both a spiritual and financial investment
These coins have been discovered on archaeological digs in Israel.
You are invited to visit Zak and experience the bustling surrounding his store. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and chat about the vast range of antiquity. His knowledge of ancient coins and Byzantine antiquity shall fascinate you.
Orders are shipped to you direct from Jerusalem.
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Byzantine Coin of King Justinian – Fifth Century in Jerusalem
King or St Justinian byzantine coin found in Jerusalem.
- King Justinian 5th century AD.
- Bust of St Justinian holding the Cross.
- “M” is number 40 follis.
- Byzantine Empire in the Middle East.
- Includes a certificate of authenticity.
Byzantine Coin Stamped with “Jesus Christ King of Kings”
Byzantine coin with Greek inscription reading, “Jesus Christ King of Kings”.
- Coin bearing image of Christ.
- Stamped by Jesus Christ King of Kings.
- Byzantine Empire.
- 8th century ancient coin.
- Metal bronze / width 1″ inch.
- Certificate of authenticity included.
Byzantine Oil Lamp and Coin – Set in a Frame
Byzantine set in a beautiful frame
Includes an authentic Byzantine oil lamp with a cross decoration in the center, and a large bronze coin of Justinian I (6th Century A.D.)
Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export.
A great set from the period of Early Christianity!