Authentic Roman Coin

$265.00

Roman coin from the Byzantine Empire, known as the Roman Empire of the Middle Ages, circa. 476-1453 A.D. The Byzantine Empire was the eastern half of the Roman Empire that survived for 1000 years after the western half crumbled.

Byzantine currency was originally gold 'solidus' and bronze 'nummi'. The 'nummus' were an extremely small bronze coin, that required a large number for even small transactions. Hence, new coins were introduced that were multiples of 'nummus' such as 40, 20, 10 and 5. The 'M' was valued as 40 'nummi.' The reverse side shows Justin II, Byzantine Emperor from 565-578 A.D. with his wife Sophia.

This coin was inspected and approved by a professional numismatist, one who studies coins, tokens, paper money and medals. This coin is set in a sturdy sterling silver circular bezel, with attractive sterling prongs. Please see below for a size reference.


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