Byzantine

Ancient Byzantine coins span the 6th to 15th centuries AD. Unlike ancient Greek or Roman coins, ancient Byzantine coins prominently feature Christian imagery.
Alexius III angelus-Comnenus, AE Trachy, 1195-1203 AD

Alexios III Angelos was Byzantine Emperor from 1195 to 1203 AD.…

Anonymous Folles of Christ, Time of Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025 AD, Christ Pantocrator

Constantine VIII and Basil II were brothers and co-emperors of the Byzantine Empire. For the duration of their joint reign, Basil II concerned himself with the affairs of the state, whilst Constantine was content to spend his time pursuing leisurely pursuits. After conquering Bulgaria, Basil became known by the cognomen 'Bulgar Slayer' ('Boulgaroktonos'). After Basil died, Constantine became sole ruler. Constantine's reign would last less than 3 years before he too died, but after becoming the longest serving emperor. Both emperors died without a male heir. The Empire passed onto Romanos Argyros, the husband of Constantine's daughter.…

Byzantine Cup Coins, 12th to 13th Centuries AD

These byzantine "cup" coins are from the Byzantine Empire, issued around 9th to 12th centuries AD. Price is per coin.…

Justinian Dynasty, Justin I, 518-527 AD, Gold, AV Tremissis, struck 518-527 AD

In his early life, Justin I was a peasant of Thraco-Roman or Illyro-Roman descent. Following a barbaric invasion, he took refuge in Constantinople, where he joined the the palace guard, the excubitors. Due to his ability and notable bravery, he rose through the ranks and ultimately became their commander. When the Emperor Anastatius died, Justin I was elected as the new emperor by the council. His reign marked the beginning of the first golden age of the Byzantine Empire under the Justinian Dynasty. Notably, Justin I ended the Acacian schism thus restoring relations with the Roman Church. He was supported by his brilliant nephew Justinian who would later become his successor.…

Manuel I Comnenus 1143-1180 AD, AE Half Tetarteron, struck c. 1143-1152 AD

Manuel I Comnenus was Byzantine Emperor from 1143 to 1180 AD. An ambitious emperor, his reign marked the last flowering of the Byzantine Empire during which he expanded its territories with an aggressive foreign policy. His success was overshadowed by his defeat in the battle of Myriocephalon and the instability which later followed.…

Phocas, 602-610 AD, Gold, AV Solidus, struck 604-607 AD

Phocas became Byzantine Emperor in 602 AD after capturing Constantinople and overthrowing the Byzantine Emperor Maurice. This usurpation was led by the Byzantine army who were fatigued from campaigning and dissatisfied with their pay. The army appointed Phocas, then a centurion, their new leader. As Byzantine Emperor, Phocas proved incompetent and brutal. His reign was marred by continued foreign attacks on his borders and failure to properly control the administration or the army. Eventually he too was overthrown, by Heraclius, who then became Byzantine Emperor.…

᷅ <font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Ancient Byzantine Coin of the Virgin Mary

Beautiful cup coin featuring Mary, mother of christ.Manuel I Trachy. Weight: 4.4 g. Size: 30mm. Obverse: M P - O V - The Virgin enthroned. Nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium.Reverse: Manuel standing facing, wearing crown, holding labarum and globe surmounted by Patriarchal cross.Constantinople Mint. Minted: 1143 - 1180 AD. Reference: SEAR BCV (1987), #1964, page 398/ 4.25 g.…

᷅ <font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Gold Byzantine Coin

This is a nice affordable?example of a ?Byzantine Gold coin?dated 602-610AD from?Constantinople. A?decent purchase and you can always be confident that the coin will have an intrinsic value (the Gold) as well as collectible value.

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᷅ <font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Macedonian Dynasty, Basil II Bulgaroktonos, with Constantine VIII, 976-1025 AD, AV Histamenon, Christ Pantocrator, struck c. 1005-1025 AD

Constantine VIII and Basil II were brothers and co-emperors of the Byzantine Empire. For the duration of their joint reign, Basil II concerned himself with the affairs of the state, whilst Constantine was content to spend his time pursuing leisurely pursuits. After conquering Bulgaria, Basil became known by the cognomen 'Bulgar Slayer' ('Boulgaroktonos'). After Basil died, Constantine became sole ruler. Constantine's reign would last less than 3 years before he too died, but after becoming the longest serving emperor. Both emperors died without a male heir. The Empire passed onto Romanos Argyros, the husband of Constantine's daughter.…

᷅ <font color="#FF0000"><b>SOLD</b></font color>: Silver coin of Manuel I: rare!

A rare coin of Manuel I the byzantine Emperor. Dated: 1238-1263 AD. Obverse: St. Eugenius standing, holding a long cross. OAGI - EVGENI Reverse: Emperor standing, holding a labarum and an akakia, being touched by manus Dei above right. MNL- OKH .SB 2601./ 2.90 g.…

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