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Byzantine Bronze Coin Of Christ Fine

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Fine grade; they have a lot of detail. It has been sometime since we had so many nice examples.
£75.00

Byzantine Coin of Christ Very Good

These Byzantine bronze Follis are the first coins to portray Jesus Christ. They were issued in the 10th or 11th Century AD and have a portrait of Christ on one side and either a cross or lettering on the other. These coins are individually struck one at a time by hand, so the designs and strikes will differ. Here we offer these coins in Very Good grade; they have a lot of detail for this grading. It has been sometime since we had so many nice examples.
£45.00

Byzantine Gold solidus of Heraclius  – The Three Wise Men coin

Heraclius. A.D. 610-641. Constantinople - A.D. 632-635. GOLD Solidus. Heraclius stg. between Heraclius Constantine on R. & Heraclonas on L., holding globus cruciger / 'VICTORIA – AVGYB' Cross with mintmark R. field. 'CONOB' in exergue. Very Fine for the issue & Scarce.
£495.00

Leo the Wise Follis AVF

After the Roman Empire fell in the West in A.D. 476 its Eastern half continued until A.D. 1453! The Eastern Part of the Empire was then named 'Byzantine' in the 16th-century CE by historians because the capital city's first name was Byzantium before it became Constantinople. From A.D. 886-912 was ruled by Leo the Wise. Never a warlike man he finished a codex of law, the ‘Basilika’, started by his predecessor, Basil. Leo is famous for other reasons! Like Henry VIII, he struggled to produce a male heir, and it took him four marriages to produce a son. And, like Henry, he fell out with the Church, who banned him from the Hagia Sofia! We offer the large bronze Follis of Leo the Wise in an About Very Fine condition. The obverse shows the bust of Leo facing in a crown while the reverse has a four-line legend proclaiming him King of the Romans. Get the coin of the Byzantine Henry VIII before they sell out.
£59.50

Phocas Gold Solidus Very Fine

Phocas, AD 602-610, Gold Solidus. Obverse: dN FOCAS PERP AVG - Draped and cuirassed facing bust wearing crown with pendilia and holding cross on globe. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGUΘ - Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted by christogram (Staurogram - early symbols similar to the Chi Rho) and cross on globe. Good Very Fine
£495.00