Early Christian coins from the Byzantine empire for sale. These coins were minted between 491 AD through to Constantine XI in 1453 AD. Read More...
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.
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