Byzantine Empire Gold Coin – Ancient coin with the image of Christ.
Early Christian Pantocrator coin 8th century.
Gold Byzantine coin from the 8th century with inscription of “Christ Pantocrator”
and artistic depiction of Jesus and Byzantine King Michelle the second.
Side A: Image of Christ with letters IC XC Jesus Christ.
Side B: Image of the early Christian King Constantine.
The civilization known as the Byzantine Empire can be traced to 330 A.D. The Roman emperor Constantine I dedicated a “New Rome” on the site of the ancient Greek colony of Byzantine. Though the western half of the Roman Empire collapsed and fell in 476. The eastern half survived for 1,000 more years, spawning a rich culture of art, literature and learning.
This served as a military buffer between the states of Europe and the threat of invasion from Asia. The Byzantine Empire finally fell in 1453, after an Ottoman army stormed Constantinople during the reign of Constantine XI.
Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.