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#9392: GOLD Solidus -- 527 to 565 AD, 
Emperor Justinian, 
Early CHRISTIAN ANGEL, Holding CROSS 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted b y the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of Justinian I (527 to 565 AD). The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE. Based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Justinian is the Byzantine emperor that built the Hagia Sophia, the oldest Byzantine Church in existance (Istanbul, Turkey).

Obv:  Justinian I
Rev:
  Angel holding Cross
Weight: 
4.5 grams
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but 1/2 as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus, ex-Jewelry

SOLD   $329 plus shipping

 

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#6783: GOLD (Electrum alloy) Hyperpyron -- 
1295 to 1332 AD, 
Andronicus II and Michael IX !! VF!!

Historical Context:  Andronicus II Palaeologus (1260-1332), Byzantine emperor, was the elder son of Michael VIII Palaeologus, whom he succeeded in 1282.  He allowed the fleet, which his father had organized, to fall into decay; and the empire was thus less able than ever to resist the exacting demands of the rival powers of Venice and Genoa.  During his reign the Ottoman Turks under Osman conquered nearly the whole of Bithynia; and to resist them the emperor called in the aid of Roger de Flor, who commanded a body of Aragonese and Catalan adventurers known as Almogavares.

Obv:  Bust of Virgin Mary, inside Walls of City
Rev:
  Christ blessing Andronicus and Michael
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

SOLD $199 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 

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#5457: Byzantine Bronze -- 495 AD, Anastasius I, 
Large "M"

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of ANASTASIUS I minted about 491 to 518 AD.  The big "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Anastasius I wearing a laurel wreath.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE FOLLIS  measuring about 33 mm diameter (almost the size of a US silver dollar).

SOLD $39.95  plus shipping

 

 

 

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#10884: Heavy Byzantine Silver Coin (AR Hexgram) -- 620 AD, Heraclius 
with Cross Potent

Heraclius and Martina

Constantinople Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Heraclius and Martina facing
Rev:  Cross Poyent
Diameter:  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Nickel and similar thickness)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Nice Toning

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#4997: Byzantine Bronze -- 560 AD, Justinian I 
Large "M" and Cross above

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Justinian I.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE FOLLIS  measuring about 28 mm diameter (between the size of a US Quarter and $.50).

SOLD $39.95  plus shipping

 

 

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#8641:  Byzantine Follis, 565 to 578 AD, 
Justin II and Sophia
Nicomedia Mint !!

Historical Context:  Justin II was the nephew of Justinian and was selected for succession before the death of his uncle.  Justinian left Justin numerous problems due his overambitious plans.  Justin II was not particularly capable and within 5 years most of Italy had been lost to Lombard invaders and Spain was lost to the Visigothts.  On the Eastern front he started a war by refusing to pay tribute to Khusru.  He became mentally ill and gave up the throne to Tiberius.

Obv:  Justin II and Sophia facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "Y," Year 5.
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD   $44.95 each plus shipping

 

 

10045.JPG (60738 bytes) #10045:  Byzantine Follis, 610 to 641 AD, 
Heraclius and Martina
Constantinople Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Heraclius and Martina facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "III," Year 3.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD $27.95 each plus shipping


10044.JPG (63546 bytes) #10044:  Byzantine Follis, 610 to 641 AD, 
Heraclius and Martina
Constantinople Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Heraclius and Martina facing


Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "X," Year 10.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

             SOLD  $27.95 each plus shipping


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#10046:  Byzantine Follis, 565 to 578 AD, 
Justin II and Sophia
Nicomedia Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Justin II and Sophia facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right  "Y," Year 5.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD $27.95 each plus shipping

 

 

#10308:  Byzantine Follis, 565 to 578 AD, 
Justin II and Sophia
Nicomedia Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Justin II and Sophia facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right  "Y," Year 5.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Good

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#10309:  Byzantine Follis, 565 to 578 AD, 
Justin II and Sophia
Nicomedia Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Justin II and Sophia facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right  "Y," Year 5.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

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10043.JPG (57542 bytes) #10043:  Byzantine Follis, 602 to 610 AD, 
Phocas and Empress Leontia
Antioch Mint !!

Historical Context:   See above.

Obv:  Phocas and Empress Leontia facing
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "I," Year 1.
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD $24.95 each plus shipping


10042.JPG (58576 bytes) #10042:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Emperor facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD $19.95 each plus shipping

 

#10307:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Emperor facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD $23.95 each plus shipping

 

 

#10352:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Emperor facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (little smaller than a US $.50)
Condition:
  Good (Much better than photo shows)

              SOLD $12.95 each plus shipping

 

 

#10303:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Emperor facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  25 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

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#10330:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Emperor facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  25 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

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10047.JPG (62481 bytes) #10047:  Byzantine Follis, 7th to 10th Centuries AD 

Historical Context: 
  See above.

Obv:  Co-Emperors facing
Rev:
  Christ facing
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50 but thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

              SOLD  $19.95 each plus shipping

 

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#9766: Byzantine Bronze -- 969 to 973 AD, 
John I 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large legend "Jesus Christ King of Kings"  
Diameter:
  32 mm (almost the size of a US Silver Dollar)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $49.95  plus shipping
                       

 

 

9449.JPG (49412 bytes) #9449: Byzantine Bronze -- 1020 to 1028 AD, 
Basil II 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large legend with "Jesus Christ" and "Basil"  
Diameter:
  26 mm (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD  $39.95  plus shipping

 

 

9736.JPG (45711 bytes) #9736: Byzantine Bronze -- 1020 to 1028 AD, 
Leo VI 

Obv:  Christ and Leo facing
Rev:
  Large legend with "Leo" and titles  
Diameter:
  27 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $39.95  plus shipping

 

9335.JPG (39205 bytes) #9335: Byzantine Bronze -- 1034 to 1041 AD, 
Michael IV 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross  
Diameter:
  27 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $39.95  plus shipping

 

10048.JPG (54007 bytes) #10048: Byzantine Bronze -- 1034 to 1041 AD, 
Michael IV 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross  
Diameter:
  28 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $17.95  plus shipping

 

 

10049.JPG (55455 bytes) #10049: Byzantine Bronze -- 1034 to 1041 AD, 
Michael IV 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross  
Diameter:
  27 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $21.95  plus shipping

 

 

10050.JPG (62086 bytes) #10050: Byzantine Bronze -- 1034 to 1041 AD, 
Michael IV 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross  
Diameter:
  27 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $21.95  plus shipping

 

 

#10304: Byzantine Bronze -- 10th to 12th Century AD, 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross and legend  
Diameter:
  29 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  good

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#10305: Byzantine Bronze -- 10th to 12th Century AD, 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross and legend  
Diameter:
  29 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  good

SOLD   $15.95  plus shipping

 

#10342: Byzantine Bronze -- 10th to 12th Century AD, 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  Large cross and legend  
Diameter:
  29 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  good

SOLD  $14.95  plus shipping

 

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#5459: Byzantine Bronze -- 560 AD, Justinian I 
Large "K" = 20 Nummia

Year 14 of his Reign

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Justinian I.  The reverse is the big "K" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE HALF FOLLIS  measuring about 26 mm diameter (between the size of a US Quarter and $.50).

SOLD $49.95  plus shipping

 

 

#10346: Byzantine Bronze -- 560 AD, Justinian I 
Large "K" = 20 Nummia

Year 9 of his Reign

Historical Context:  See above 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Justinian I.  The reverse is the big "K" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE HALF FOLLIS  measuring about 26 mm diameter (between the size of a US Quarter and $.50).

SOLD $14.95  plus shipping

 

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#6379: Byzantine Bronze -- 
608 to 610 AD, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine

Obv:  Heraclius (on left) and Heraclius Constantine (on right) standing facing, cross between their heads.  Heraclius wears crown and Military dress, holds long cross, and has moustache and long beard; his son, with short beard, wears crown and chlamys, and holds globus cruciger
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "II," Year 2.
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (larger than a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine plus

               SOLD $34.95 each plus shipping

 

#10310: Byzantine Bronze --
610 - 641 AD, Heraclius 

Obv:  King facing
Rev: 
Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "III," Year 3.
Diameter:
  28 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

SOLD   $24.95  plus shipping

 

#10311: Byzantine Bronze --
610 - 641 AD, Heraclius 

Obv:  King facing
Rev: 
Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "II," Year 2.
Diameter:
  29 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

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#6380:  Byzantine Follis, 641 to 668 AD, 
Constans II

Historical Context:   Constans was the son of Heraclius Constantine and was made co-Emperor at age 11 in 641 AD.  During the early part of his reign, the Arabs concurred Egypt, which was a tremendous lost to the Byzantine because Egypt was a rich province.  He also faced down revolts in Norhtern Africa and Italy.  He successfully led a campaign against the Slavs in the Balkans. He was ultimately assassinated and succeeded by his son. 

Obv:  Constans II
Rev:
  Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "II," Year 2.
Diameter:
  24 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine

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#99012:  Medieval Silver Denar, late 1500's AD, Northern Europe !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Northern Europe about the end of the 16th century during the reign of Zygmunt III Waza.   Zygmunt III (Sigismnund III Vasa of Sweden, 1587-1632) established the Uniate Church in 1596, whereby a large body of his Orthodox subjects accepted the supremacy of Rome. There is still a column of King Zygmunt III in the castle square in Warsaw, Poland.    

Obv:  Coat of Arms, Legend
Rev:
  Cross on Globe. Legend
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  about Very Good to about Fine

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Snake Castle

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Inside Snake Castle

 

#99027: Christian Cursades Coins - 11th to 14th Centuries AD,
Cilician Armenia  --  Bastion of Christendom in the East

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Cilician Armenia, a state formed in the Middle Ages by Armenian refugees fleeing the Seljuk invasion of Armenia about 1045 AD. It was aligned with the European during the Crusades and saw itself as a bastion of Christendom in the East.  It was located on the Gulf of Alexandretta of the Mediterranean Sea in what is today southern Turkey , strategically located near the Hoyland. The kingdom remained independent from around 1078 to 1375.  Snake Castle (located about 30 miles east of Adana, Turkey) is such a Crusader-era castle on the Cilician plain - See photos to right.  These coins (these exact coins) almost certainly passed through this castle while in its prime period..

Cilicia was reconquered from the Arabs by the Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas around 965. He expelled the Muslims living there, and Christians from Syria and Armenia were encouraged to settle in the region. Emperor Basil II (976-1025) attempted to expand into Armenian Vaspurakan in the East and Arab-held Syria towards the south. As a result of the Byzantine military campaigns, the Armenians spread into Cappadocia and eastward from Cilicia into the mountainous areas of northern Syria and Mesopotamia.

The Armenian immigration increased with the formal annexation of Greater Armenia to the Byzantine Empire in 1045 and the Seljuk conquest 19 years thereafter, giving two new waves of migration. After the fall of Bagratid and during the following centuries, the Armenian state was unable to re-establish itself and its sovereignty. It remained under the rule of Turkic tribes.

Obv:  Cross Potent, Legend around
Rev:
  Various Symbols (Monograms, Coats of Arms, etc.), Legend around
Diameter:
  15 to 25 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US dime to size of a US quarter)
Condition:
  typically Very Good to almost Fine

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#99015:  Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - 
During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  This coin is a scyphate-type minted in by the Byzantine Empire during about the 11th and 12th Centuries.  Scyphgate refers to the cup-shape of the coin.  This is the period of Byzantine blossoming before the catastrophe of 1204 AD. 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  28 mm (larger than a US Quarter, cup-shaped)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#5972: Silver Denier, FRANCE -- XII to XIII Century AD, 
Valence and Die

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in late Medieval France.  

Obv:  Eagle
Rev:  Cross
Condition:  "about Fine" condition. 
Size:  about 16 mm diameter (almost the size of a US dime but thinner).

SOLD  $34.95  plus shipping

 

 

9721.JPG (32138 bytes) #9721: Silver Plenning, 
AUSTRIA -- XIII Century AD, 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in late Medieval Austria.  

Obv:  Duck
Rev:  Star within Wreath
Condition:  "Good" condition. 
Size:  about 16 mm diameter (almost the size of a US dime but thinner).

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  #11042: Silver Denar, 
HUNGARY -- XIV Century AD, 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in late Medieval Austria.  

Obv:  Crown
Rev:  Double Barred Cross
Condition:  "Good" condition. 
Size:  about 13 mm diameter (almost the 3/4ths size of a US dime but thinner).

SOLD  $39.95  plus shipping

 

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#9737: Byzantine Bronze -- 520 AD, Justin I, Large "M"

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of JUSTIN I minted about 518 to 527 AD.  The big "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Justin I wearing a laurel wreath.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE FOLLIS  measuring about 28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50).

SOLD    $34.95  plus shipping

 

 

9733.JPG (45288 bytes) #9733: Byzantine Bronze -- 520 AD, Justin I, Large "M"

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of JUSTIN I minted about 518 to 527 AD.  The big "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Justin I wearing a laurel wreath.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is a BRONZE FOLLIS  measuring about 28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50).

SOLD    $34.95  plus shipping

 

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#99014:  Medieval Denar, early 1300's AD, 
End of The Crusades period

Burgundy, France !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Burgundy, France, during the reign of Hugh V, 1305-1315 AD.  He was the son of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy and Agnes Capet (daughter of Louis IX of France).  He became the Duke of Burgundy in 1305 AD.  His parents had 9 children and Hugues was the second son (his older brother died 1283). Hughes was born 1282 in Of and died 9 May 1315 in Argilly. He married Catherine de Valois (born 1275) on March 24, 1302.

This coin is a BILLON (silver and bronze alloy) Denier.  It measures about 18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but about 1/3 as thick).    

Obv:  Quarter anchor cross, Legend
Rev:
  Cross, Legend
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Good to about Fine

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#6986: Byzantine Bronze -- 602 to 610 AD, 
Reign of Phocas

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of Phocas minted about 602 to 610 AD.  The big "XX" specifies the coin's denomination.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Phocas wearing a crown.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is BRONZE measuring about 23 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US nickel).

SOLD  $27.95  plus shipping

 

 

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#6993: Byzantine Bronze -- 1100 to 1300 AD, 
The Crusades

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during THE CRUSADES.   The crusades to the Holy Land lasted from 1095 until 1291.  The Turks were encroahing on the Byzantine empire and had begun attacking pilgrims on their way to - and in - Jerusalem. Pope Urban II made a significant speach on about supposed atrocities committed by the Turks on the Christian pilgrims. Urban personally promoted a Holy Crusade to reclaim the Holy Lands from the barbarian Turks. Thus, the First Crusade was launched in 1096 AD.  The crusades brought three world cultures (The West, Byzantium, Islam) into contact and confrontation.  

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Jesus Christ.  The reverse is a large Cross.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is BRONZE measuring about 27 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter).

SOLD   $49.95  plus shipping

 

 

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#9339: Byzantine Bronze -- 1100 to 1300 AD, 
The Crusades

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during THE CRUSADES.   The crusades to the Holy Land lasted from 1095 until 1291.  The Turks were encroahing on the Byzantine empire and had begun attacking pilgrims on their way to - and in - Jerusalem. Pope Urban II made a significant speach on about supposed atrocities committed by the Turks on the Christian pilgrims. Urban personally promoted a Holy Crusade to reclaim the Holy Lands from the barbarian Turks. Thus, the First Crusade was launched in 1096 AD.  The crusades brought three world cultures (The West, Byzantium, Islam) into contact and confrontation.  

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Jesus Christ.  The reverse is a large Cross.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is BRONZE measuring about 22 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel).

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#9338: Byzantine Bronze -- 1100 to 1300 AD, 
The Crusades

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during THE CRUSADES.   The crusades to the Holy Land lasted from 1095 until 1291.  The Turks were encroahing on the Byzantine empire and had begun attacking pilgrims on their way to - and in - Jerusalem. Pope Urban II made a significant speach on about supposed atrocities committed by the Turks on the Christian pilgrims. Urban personally promoted a Holy Crusade to reclaim the Holy Lands from the barbarian Turks. Thus, the First Crusade was launched in 1096 AD.  The crusades brought three world cultures (The West, Byzantium, Islam) into contact and confrontation.  

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Jesus Christ.  The reverse is a large Cross.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is BRONZE measuring about 22 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel).

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#10312: Byzantine Bronze -- 582 to 602 AD, 
Reign of Maurice Tiberius

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of Maurice Tiberius minted about 582 to 602 AD.  The big "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Obv:  King facing
Rev: 
Large "M" and legend, The "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  Above the "M" is a Christian cross.  
On left "ANNO," meaning year and the year of their reign on right "XII," Year 12.
Diameter:
  28 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine

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#11281: Byzantine Bronze -- 582 to 602 AD, 
Reign of Maurice Tiberius

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAION (Byzantine) EMPIRE (Remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE) during the reign of Maurice Tiberius minted about 582 to 602 AD.  The big "M" specifies the coin's denomination.  It refers to the Greek equivalent of 40, indicating this is a follis equal to 40 Nummia.  The Romaion Empire rose from the remnants of the ROMAN EMPIRE and based on its founding on EARLY CHRISTIANITY in CONSTANOPLE by Constantine the Great (around 320 AD). 

Attribution:  The obverse (front) of this coin is Phocas wearing a crown.  The reverse is the big "M" and the dating as described above.  This coin is in "about Fine" condition. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is BRONZE measuring about 28 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US quarter).

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#99030: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during the later part of the Medieval Times in Eastern EUROPE about the reign of Ivan Alexander (1331 to 1355).  About 1018 AD the Byzantine Empire had adsorbed the area north of Greece. However, the slavics, resenting the Greek influence, prompted several revolts leading to an indenpendent kingdom in 1188 AD. This is about the same time of the invasion of William the Conquer into England. Ivan Alexander came to power through a hereditary connection to Kalojan who spawn the new kingdom in the late 12th century. Ivan named his own son as successor but their relationship fall apart leading a fractured empire unable to defend itself against the Turkish invasion in in the late 14th century. The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355).

Attribution:  Silver Grosh, 1331 to 1355 AD, Europe:  The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355). This coin is in "Very Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with a nice toned coloring in the recesses highlighting the images. This coin is a SILVER GROSH measuring about 22 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Quarter but about as thick).

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#11214: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted during the later part of the Medieval Times in Eastern EUROPE about the reign of Ivan Alexander (1331 to 1355).  About 1018 AD the Byzantine Empire had adsorbed the area north of Greece. However, the slavics, resenting the Greek influence, prompted several revolts leading to an indenpendent kingdom in 1188 AD. This is about the same time of the invasion of William the Conquer into England. Ivan Alexander came to power through a hereditary connection to Kalojan who spawn the new kingdom in the late 12th century. Ivan named his own son as successor but their relationship fall apart leading a fractured empire unable to defend itself against the Turkish invasion in in the late 14th century. The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355).

Attribution:  Silver Grosh, 1331 to 1355 AD, Europe:  The obverse (front) of this coin is JESUS CHRIST wearing a halo. The reverse scene is Ivan Alexander and his co-ruler Michael Asen (died in 1355). This coin is in "Very Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with a nice toned coloring in the recesses highlighting the images. This coin is a SILVER GROSH measuring about 22 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Quarter but about as thick).

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#11213: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Historical Context:  Same as above

Attribution:  Same as above

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#11041: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Crude Style

Historical Context:  Same as above

Attribution:  Same as above

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#11215: Eastern Europe SILVER Grosh  – 1300’s AD,  JESUS CHRIST !!

Historical Context:  Same as above

Attribution:  Same as above

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9232.JPG (45174 bytes) #9232:  Medieval Silver Grosso, late 1200's AD, 
End of The Crusades period

Venice !!

Historical Context:  These coins were minted in Venice 1275 to 1280AD by Jacopa Contarini.. 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King and Christ facing
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#11184: SILVER Denier - 1571 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted in HUNGARY during the 1500’s. These are the first coins of Hungary to portray the famous Madonna and Christ Child which became a signiture type for Hungary. Although constantly at war with Turkey, Hungary was prosperous and maintained good silver coinage throughout. The motif reflects Hungary’s strong ties with the Christian church. The obverse (front) of this coin is MADONNA and the CHRIST CHILD. The reverse is a COAT of ARMS.

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1571 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#9148: SILVER Denier - 1545 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Oldest and Nicest of this Group

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1545 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#11185: SILVER Denier - 1575 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1575 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#11186: SILVER Denier - 1580 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1580 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#11187: SILVER Denier - 1563 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1563 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#11188: SILVER Denier - 1551 AD,  MADONNA and CHRIST Child!!

Historical Context:  See above

Attribution:  Silver Denier, 1551 AD, Europe:  This coin is in "Very Fine plus" condition and has good detail (much better than photos shows). The strike is strong on both sides. This coin has excellent coloring, nice even toning. This coin is a SILVER Denier measuring about 15mm diameter (about the diameter of a US dime but as thick).

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#7252: Billon "Silver" Denier -- 11th Century AD,
The Crusades

Historical Context:  A Muslim victory (Alp Arslan's victory) over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert (1071) alarmed the Christian world, and Seljuk aggressiveness was a major reason for launching the First Crusade (1095), which were declared by the Council of Clermont, Urban II (Nov 1095).

This coin is a BILLON (silver and bronze alloy) Denier.    

Obv:  Cross, Legend
Rev:
  Lion Standing, Claws forward
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (about the size of a US dime but 1/3 as thick)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#4578: late Renaissance JETON (Bronze Coin-like Token) – 1500’s AD, England / Northern Europe!! IMPERIAL ORB !!

Historical Context:  This coin is a JETON minted in Nuremberg around the 1500’s (late Renaissance period). These tokens were often issued by churches, shops, and land owners for use by their parishioners and employees. In the case of shops and land owners, these tokens would be used in the company stores. For Churches, jetons were used for donative purposes.

Attribution:  Jeton, 1500 to 1650 AD, Europe:  The obverse (front) of this coin is an IMPERIAL ORB with CROSS on top.  The reverse are three Royal Crowns and three Rosettes in a circular arrangement. This coin is in "Fine" condition and has more detail than photo shows. The strike is strong on both sides. This coin is unaltered with a nice even tone coloring. This jeton is BRONZE measuring about 25 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter) but thinner.

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#6189: Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - 
During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  This coin is a scyphate-type minted in by the Byzantine Empire during about the 11th and 12th Centuries.  Scyphgate refers to the cup-shape of the coin.  This is the period of Byzantine blossoming before the catastrophe of 1204 AD. 

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  28 mm (larger than a US Quarter, cup-shaped)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#6196: Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - 
During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  See above Historical Context  

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  28 mm (larger than a US Quarter, cup-shaped)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#6190: Medieval (Byzantine) Bronze - During Blossoming of Byzantine Culture !!
11th and 12th Century AD

Historical Context:  See above Historical Context  

Obv:  Christ facing
Rev:
  King facing  
Diameter:
  26 mm (slightly larger than a US Quarter, cup-shaped)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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